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The invention of the Gutenberg Press lead to the start of the first information revolution as the printed word was used to widely disseminate ideas and concepts throughout the world Structural change caused by how information was controlled and communicated radically changed the social structure of its day The pace of this information revolution was remarkable as the number of published books rose from some 30000 in 1454 AD to over 3000000 by 1500 AD 2 In the late 1940s IBM began research and development on a new technology known as the Tape Processing Machine Their initial intention was to introduce this form of magnetic storage technology on Remington-Rands UNIVAC I computer As the computer industry developed over the next ten years nearly all computers entering the market employed magnetic tape storage devices By the mid-1960s technology advancements had again provided new forms of storage for the industry Magnetic disks began replacing tape as the norm for data storage as they provided much faster retrieval of information In 1966 IBM introduced its first complete storage system the RAMAC 305 which stored 5MB of data on 2 foot wide platters While this was a breakthrough at the time IBM continued its trend of innovation by developing floppy disks in 1968 and making them commercially available in 1971 3 Capacity of these floppy disks increased over the next ten years while they decreased substantially in size and by 1982 the 35 floppy disk was common in most all workplaces In that same year the Bernoulli Storage Drive was created by Iomega thus beginning the trend toward disk cartridge storage that would last well into the 1990s The first digital paper to be universally implemented was CD-ROMCD-Recordable media In 1979 Sony and Philips defined the CD-Audio standard to allow customer interchange of audio CDs across manufacturers of audio players 2 The huge success of CD-Audio coupled with its inherent digital nature led to a minor modification of the
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