Advent of Computing: Episode 77 - Magnetic Memories

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Episode 77 - Magnetic Memories​

It's no secret, I'm a big fan of memory. Not only is memory crucial for the functioning of a computer, it's also plain weird. This episode we are looking at magnetic core memory; a technology that defined computing for more than two decades. We'll be talking about how it works, the impacts of ferrite, and the surprising controversy surrounding it's creation. Selected Sources: - Datamation coverage of the patent disputes - Recreation of ABC - Wang Oral History - Diagrams and photos of magnetic cores

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