Artifact Details

Title

IBM tape history - session 2: overview of tape products and product management

Catalog Number

102737994

Type

Text

Date

2015-10-13

Contributor

Gardner, Tom, Moderator
Hendrie, Gardner, Videographer
Levine, Joel, Panelist
Rizzi, Albert, Panelist
Teale, John, Panelist

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

82 p.

Format

PDF

Description

This is session two of five sessions held in Tucson, AZ, regarding IBM’s tape storage history. The five sessions are:

1. Tape Media (CHM catalog number: 102737992)
2. Overview of tape products and product management (CHM catalog number: 102737994)
3. 3480 tape drive (CHM catalog number: 102738021)
4. Linear Tape Open (LTO) Consortium (CHM catalog number: 102738023)
5. Recovery of tapes damaged in Challenger disaster (CHM catalog number: 102738025).

See IBM Tape History Session 1: Media for an overview of IBM Tucson.

This session is broadly focused on IBM’s development and management of tape products. Within IBM product management has been distinguished from system management; well into the 1990s product development was the responsibility of a Lab Director whose direct reports would include engineering managers for the various products assigned as well as a Product Manager having one or more subordinates responsible for business aspects of the product.
Today’s session includes a Tucson Lab Director (Teale) and two tape product managers (Levine and Rizzi).

Category

Transcription

Collection Title

CHM oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7618.2016