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And the Longest-Running Digital Storage Medium Is…

Most storage media are but blips in the history of computers.

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Magnetic tape has been used as a storage medium continuously from one of the first contemporary computers onwards — the UNIVAC, in 1951. That gives it 60 years of unbroken use, from gigantic reel-to-reel rolls of the stuff to tape cartridges that might one day hold 70 terabytes apiece. Read more…

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