Alan Shugart (1930-2006)

December 13th, 2006 by Benj Edwards

Al Shugart 1930-2006In Memoriam: Alan Shugart (1930-2006), inventor of the floppy disk.

9 Responses to “Alan Shugart (1930-2006)”

  1. Jurgi/Atari8.Info Says:


  2. OTHER person Says:

    He looks like a fag.

  3. Steve Hayes Says:

    regarding fag comment; why are you wasting your time on a site like this when you could be sitting on your heels in the mud with all the other morons of the world. Have a nice day “bottom feeder”

  4. Captain Jean-Luc Picard Says:

    Well, Numer One, every alien culture has their own unique way of mourning and honoring the dead. Regardless of how strange and unorthadox they may seem, we have no choice but to follow the Prime Directive in this matter and respect “OTHER person’s” customs and beliefs.

  5. Wawert Says:

    He will be missed.

  6. Confused.. Says:

    Who was he? What did he do? Could someone please post more then just a picture…like maybe a short blurb. Thx.

  7. RedWolf Says:

    A few of his more noteworthy efforts include founding Seagate and leading the team at IBM that invented the floppy disk.

    There are two links to an AP obituary for him that tell you more about him in the post above. One is the picture, the other is his name.

  8. Bspiral Says:

    Dead link bro…
    Sorry, the page you requested was not found.

    The story or page you were trying to access may have expired.

    If you are having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo! News, try visiting the Yahoo! News home page or browse through the News site index. Also, you may find what you’re looking for if you try searching below.

    But google and wikipedia always work. 🙂

  9. Benj Edwards Says:

    Well, it was a dumb idea for me to link to a Yahoo News article anyway. They come and go pretty fast.

    Thanks for letting me know. I’ll change the link to Shugart’s entry in Wikipedia.

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