Category Archives: The Information Business
Disk Drive Manufacturers: And Then There Were Three…
storagenewsletter.com has assembled a list of 218 manufacturers of hard disk drives (HDD) that have entered this market since the disk drive was introduced by IBM in 1956. Today, only three remain: Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital.
Standardizing Information Transmission: The Uniform Penny Post Established
Today in 1840, the Uniform Penny Post was established throughout the UK, facilitating the safe, speedy and cheap conveyance of letters.“At this time I did not stand very well with the dominant interest at the General Post Office. My old friend Colonel Maberly had … Continue reading
Today in 1865, the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris by the 20 founding members, and the International Telegraph Union (ITU) was established to facilitate subsequent amendments to this initial agreement.
Apple and the iPad: The Triumph of Close
Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads in 2010, generating about $9.5 billion in revenue.