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HP’s History of the Floppy Disk credits Apple II for format’s popularity
Posted By Mike Maginnis On August 29, 2012 @ 9:46 am In Elsewhere | Comments Disabled
Hewlett-Packard has published a well-written article by Steven Vaughan-Nichols  called The History of the Floppy Disk. Vaughan-Nichols goes all the way back to the format’s invention by IBM engineer David L. Noble , who was assigned by Alan Shugart  to develop, “a reliable and inexpensive system for loading microcode into the IBM System/370 mainframes using a process called Initial Control Program Load (ICPL).” This project led to the invention of the 8” floppy disk. Vaughan-Nichols follows the evolution of the format to the present day, and along the way credits the Apple II with making the floppy disk a success.
Read the whole article here .
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 Steven Vaughan-Nichols: http://h30565.www3.hp.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/11
 David L. Noble: http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/floppy/team/
 Alan Shugart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shugart
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