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Volume 25, Number 5, Page 691 (1981)
25th Anniversary Issue
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Innovations in the Design of Magnetic Tape Subsystems

by J. P. Harris, W. B. Phillips, J. F. Wells, W. D. Winger
This paper explores the selection of magnetic tape as an input/output medium for electronic computers and reviews the innovations in the development of magnetic tape and tape handling machines since their introduction in the early 1950s.
Related Subjects: Magnetic head-disk interaction; Magnetic tape; Storage (computer) devices and systems