TitleVranka, Joe oral history
DescriptionThis is one in a series of oral histories taken by the Computer History Museum’s Storage SIG on the history of magnetic tape recording. Oral histories and memorabilia collected during this series can be identified by searching the museum’s catalog database for “Storage history, tape”
Today’s session will focus on tape media development at IBM.
Joseph S. (Joe) Vranka completed the work towards a PhD in Chemistry at Duke University and after a brief interval joined IBM in 1961 as materials technologist specializing in film coatings. During his 26 year career at IBM he contributed to the development and production of all the magnetic coatings for tapes used by IBM from the Hypertape to the 3480. In addition at IBM and after retirement he worked other coating challenges such as occur in specialized papers.
The interviewee donated some artifacts to the museum, to see a list, please, search for lot number X8473.2018
|Gardner, Tom, Interviewer|
|Vranka, Joe, Interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationSuperior, CO
CreditComputer History Museum
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