Chance Observation and Basic Research

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From: http://slashdot.org/articles/01/12/17/1834229.shtml

"The story of GMR heads (http://economist.com/science/tq/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=885080), "the breakthrough that boosted the capacity of hard-drives from a few gigabytes to 100 gigabytes and more—came from chance observation, basic research and a vast, painstaking search for the right materials." Check out the helpful infographic (http://www.economist.com/science/tq/diskhead.cfm)."

Background: This is a story, essentially, about how hard drives broke through some of the space limitations at the beginning of the 1990s - pretty cool background.

Comments folks? :thedeal:
 
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