A promotional film that IBM made in the 1950s looks at the creation of the first hard disk drive and is a retro video throwback to tech innovation and marketing of the time reminding us how far we’ve come and of artifacts from our own data recovery archives.
Spring is the season for new beginnings so let’s look at how new applications with new requirements and breakthrough storage technologies will bring fresh approaches to the ways we use and store our data.
The first-ever image of a black hole was revealed to the world by an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project in a culmination of years of work, astronomy and computer science feats. How much data must you compute to get an image of something that’s 55 million light-years away, has a mass 6.5 billion times that of our own sun, from a network of 8 telescopes that combine to make a dish the size of the Earth?
Ada Lovelace was a 19th century amateur mathematician who is held up as a symbol for women in science. Her tale is a fascinating one and earned her not only acclaim as the ‘first computer programmer’ but a day honouring her and celebrating women in tech.