John P. Linderman
jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 12:17:50 AEST 2018
Forrester was my freshman adviser. A remarkably nice person. For those of
us who weren't going home for Thanksgiving, he invited us to his home. Well
above the call of duty. It's my understanding that his patent wasn't
anywhere near the biggest moneymaker. A patent for the production of
penicillin was, as I understood, the biggie.
On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:08 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
> On Friday, 15 June 2018 at 10:21:44 -0400, Clem Cole 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')???.
> Tha patent may date from 1955, but by that time it was already in use.
> Whirlwind I used it in 1949, and the IBM 704 (1954) used it for main
> memory. There are some interesting photos at
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