[SIGCIS-Members] Fw: [inforoots] AT&T and tape recording

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Tue May 10 18:29:17 PDT 2011


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In the May issue of Communications of the ACM is a MUST READ article. It tells how a Bell Labs researcher invented magnetic recording tape and had a six-foot tall answering machine in his office, and how and why AT&T suppressed this invention. As a result, we did not have 
magnetic recording until after WW II, when we got it from the Germans.
Herbert Kanner
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