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Do you remember Bubble Memory?

Bubble Memory was one of the most promising technologies in the late 70’s and the hype at the time was that it would be the dominant form of computer memory in the late 80’s and 90’s, when all home computers would be equipped with literally MEGABYTES of the stuff.   One of my clearest memories of my Dad was when he was telling me that he read about bubble memory in one of his issues of IEEE Spectrum and that it will be the Next Big Thing.

Sadly, outside of a niche market, bubble memory never took off, but it will always have a cool name, and will always remind me of my Dad!

Here’s a video from the AT&T Tech Channel that goes into this once high-tech memory solution: