Artifact Details

Title

Johnson, Terry oral history

Catalog Number

102657961

Type

Text

Date

2006-08-25

Contributor

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

13 p.

Description

Terry Johnson's career includes engineering and management roles in magnetic recording at IBM, Memorex, before he and colleagues developed the "SuperDisk", a high-end, rotary actuator drive program absorbed by Storage Technology, where he managed HDD programs until 1980. He founded Miniscribe, a pioneer manufacturer of 5.25 inch HDDs, and PrairieTek, the first maker of 2.5 inch drives. He was also involved in starting CoData, a co-founder of Conner Peripherals.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Johnson, Terry; Applequist, Roy; 5.25 inch HDD; 2.5 inch HDD; SuperDisk; IBM; Memorex Corporation; Disk Storage Corporation; Storage Technology; Miniscribe; CoData; PrairieTek; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3703.2007