Who Made/Makes the World Smallest Harddrive

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jan 5 20:19:34 2005

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 15:31:19 +0000, Jules Richardson
> There was a discussion on a local group about the origin of the name
> Winchester...
> 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.

There was an issue of "Scientific American" a number of years ago,
1984 perhaps? It had a cover article on storage technology. It may
have been where I first heard of thin film heads (as opposed to
standard coiled wire ones) as an upcoming technology. I am sure they
go over the history of drive technology at some point in the article,
and I'm pretty sure they mention Winchesters and rifles. True, it's
not a 1960s reference, but it's 20 years closer to the source than we
are now. If anyone has that particular issue, it might be worth
digging out.

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