What does database have to do with cylinders?
Nehemiah Jacob
41

I took a long time to understand this one: the cylinder is a “disk pack” from the 60s.

Imagine a device the size of a washing machine where you put the cylinder in. The “pack” worked like a removable hard drive, only with the size of a big saucepan (not surprisingly, here in Brazil, some people called it “disco panela” or “saucepan disk”).

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.