There is nothing more appropriate than going to a museum and being led by a guide who really understands how the exhibits are displayed. When the instructor has first-hand experience in the topic, the experience will be further enhanced.So you can imagine being a hacker, manufacturer and former DEC mainframe memory engineer [Ned Utzig] Published what he called “The memory of the strange memory of the computer’s past.” [Ned] Professionally guide us through each technique, adding flavor and nuance to an already fascinating subject.
The tour starts with early storage media such as IBM punch cards, and then takes us to learn about paper tapes, vacuum tubes, and even complex mercury barrels-all of which are used to store data permanently or temporarily.
The next one in the exhibition is the impressive CRT hack, which is no different from modern DRAM. The tour continues to introduce ferrite core memories, such as those used in mainframes, minicomputers, and even Apollo-guided computers. Check the advantages and disadvantages of each type and its position in the calculation history.
We are very grateful for the imaginative questions at the end of the article.We won’t give it up here-it’s worth it Go read The Mad Ned Memo.
Is outdated technology your cup of tea? Maybe the core memory experiment based on Arduino will irritate it, or storing data in thin air will bring back the memory of the past computer.