[TUHS] PDP-11 questions

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Jan 27 06:07:21 AEST 2016

> Dr. Wang invented the core memory at IBM BTW

Wang did make a magnetic-core storage device (a 2-core-per-bit
shift register) but Jay Forrester's core memory, first installed
on MIT's Whirlwind computer in 1953, is the one that actually
saw use and very quickly dominated the market.


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