Geek Fact for December 9th


In 1960, the Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled the Univac 1107.

The Univac 1107 was the first computer to use thin film magnetic memory technology. This technology employed a four millionths of an inch thick layer of iron-nickel alloy on glass plates.

Learn more at http://www.ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/BRL61-u2.html.

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