[TUHS] core

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 01:11:19 AEST 2018

Excerpt from the article Clem pointed to:

The company was called Wang Laboratories and it specialised in magnetic
memories. He used his contacts to sell magnetic cores which he built and
sold for $4 each.

4 bucks a bit!

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:21 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 7:19 AM, A. P. Garcia <a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> jay forrester first described an invention called core memory in a lab
>> notebook 69 years ago today.
> ​Be careful -- Forrester named it and put it into an array and build a
> random access memory with it, but An Wang invented and patented basic
> technology we now call 'core' in 1955  2,708,722
> <https://patents.google.com/patent/US2708722A/en>  (calling it `dynamic
> memory')​.   As I understand it (I'm old, but not that old so I can not
> speak from experience, as I was a youngling when this patent came about),
> Wang thought Forrester's use of his idea was great, but Wang's patent was
> the broader one.
> There is an interesting history of Wang and his various fights at: An
> Wang - The Man Who Might Have Invented The Personal Computer
> <http://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/550-an-wang-wang-laboratories.html>
> ᐧ
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