CraftingMemories

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A brief history of memory

Non-Volatile or static memory (data storage)

  • Paper data storage (1725)
  • Drum memory (1932)
    • could be seen as a predecessor of the hard disk
  • Magnetic-core memory (1949)
    • first reliable random access memory
  • Plated wire memory (1957)
  • Thin-film memory (1962)
  • Twistor memory (~1968)
  • Bubble memory (~1970)

Volatile or non-static memory (working memory)