Artifact Details

Title

Applequist, Roy oral history

Catalog Number

102657959

Type

Text

Date

2006-08-24

Contributor

Applequist, Roy, Interviewee
Johnson, Terry, Interviewer
Porter, James, Interviewer
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif.

Extent

44 p.

Description

Roy Applequist’s background in mechanical engineering has involved significant working experience at IBM, Lockheed, Memorex, Disk Systems Corporation and Miniscribe. Notable has been his innovation in magnetic disk head positioning systems, including early development of rotary actuators, which are now used on all magnetic disk drives.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Applequist, Roy; IBM; Miniscribe; PrairieTek; Tandon Corporation; Storage Technology; SuperDisk; Rotary actuator; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3702.2007