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Bubble Memory

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Bubble Memory
We’ve talked about magnetic core memory before, which used toroids as its storage element. They worked well for the era except that they were quite large and expensive. One of the interesting successors to core memory was bubble memory which used tiny magnetized ’bubbles‘ to store data. Many people thought it would be a universal memory that would replace all other memory types and for a while it looked possible.
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