Floppy disk

e-File Storage Evolved

  • Microfiche Invented

    Microfiche Invented
    Carl O. Carlson invented microfiche, a type of film that can hold more than one hundred pages of printed text. Microfiche allows various institutions to save space by converting paper documents, which take up much more space, to smaller
    I remember having to research certain information on Microfiche at Northern Arizona University in 1990!
  • Floppy Disks Invented

    Floppy Disks Invented
    In 1971, IBM engineer Alan Shugart invents the 8-inch floppy disk. By 1981, Sony had introduced 3 1/2 floppy disks to store computer files. I used floppy disks in high school in the mid 80's! http://inventors.about.com/od/computersandinternet/a/FloppyDisk.htm
  • CD-ROM Arrives!

    CD-ROM Arrives!
    In 1982 CD-ROM makes its way onto the e-storage scene. These were especially popular for recording music albums. (Out with the 8-tracks and cassette tapes, in with the CD's). However, they of course stored many other electronic files besides music. I still have 100's of CD's in my drawer full of family photos and old music!
  • Flash Drive Comes Along

    Flash Drive Comes Along
    September 13, 1999 Shimon Shmueli invents the USB flash drive. This is a type of storage I still rely on often! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive
  • The CLOUD rolls in

    The CLOUD rolls in
    At Google's 2006 conference, Eric Schmidt references "the cloud" and got credit for coining the term. http://www.itworld.com/article/2726701/cloud-computing/where-did--cloud--come-from-.html
  • The CLOUD -- Catching on slowly

    The CLOUD -- Catching on slowly
    Though many businesses have been accessing and using the CLOUD for years now, the general public (yes, me), has been a little slower to get on-board.