Artifact Details

Title

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 8 inch floppy disk drives oral history panel

Catalog Number

102657926

Type

Text

Date

2005-05-17

Contributor

Adkinson, James, Interviewee
Dalziel, Warren, Interviewee
Porter, James, Moderator
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Thompson, Herbert, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

38 p.

Description

As IBM established the initial 8 inch flexible disk drive standard, first with a specialized FDD used with mainframe computers, then with an FDD for personal computers, independent manufacturers such as Shugart Associates actively developed their own FDD models. Panel members were instrumental in establishing the industry standard for the 8 inch FDD market and in establishing sales leadership for their company.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Thompson, Herbert; Adkinson, James; Dalziel, Warren; 8 inch; FDD; 2 sided; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3174.2005