Who Made/Makes the World Smallest Harddrive

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Mon Dec 20 10:49:44 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Jules Richardson wrote:

> There was a discussion on a local group about the origin of the name
> Winchester lately; one school of thought bringing up the often repeated
> tale of the Winchester rifle, but another one interestingly mentioning
> key technology for the drives that was developed at IBM's R&D outfit
> near to Winchester here in the UK (actually at Hursley).
> Neither group seemed to be able to satisfactorily prove or disprove
> things one way or the other as to the origins of the name. Most books
> within the last 15 years or so probably base the origin on the rifle,
> but that may be down to that being the oft-repeated folklore. The link
> to Winchester in the UK was an interesting one though.

Maybe it was both: the 30/30 evoked the name of the rifle, which also
happened to be the name of a nearby locale, and the naming was obvious

Just a guess :)

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