PDP-1 (was Re: OT and getting further OT...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 11 21:04:39 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Adrian Graham wrote:

> astounded when I told them the mechanism used in most domestic CD players
> also originated in the 60s. (I hope I'm right on that one :)

It depends on what "mechanism" you're referring to. I think the guy who
invented what was basically the first CD-ROM type device did all the work
in the early 1970s. There was an article about it in the past few months:
I can't remember if it was about the inventor getting money for his
inventions or if it was a "could have been rich if only..." story. Can't
find the article anymore.

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