Good post by Hu Yoshida (thank you) on some memories around the RAMAC etc.
This morning I accompanied a young person to the Superior Court in San Jose. This Court is located at 99 Notre Dame in San Jose. Once we went through the metal detectors we joined a long line of people in a crowded waiting room. What surprised me was the display along the south wall, which reminded me that this location was the birthplace for magnetic disk recording. IBM established a research lab at this location in 1952. The first lab director was Reynold B. Johnson and the first Random Access Method of Accounting and Control, RAMAC, was announced here in 1955.
Read on here