Father of the Hard Drive Passes On

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Father of the Hard Drive Passes On

Yes, I do believe it's worth a moment to pause and reflect on what Al Shugart (founder of Seagate) and his invention of the hard drive meant to the whole world of gadgets.

Obviously, a key component in the rise of the PC, but look what it spawned with hard drives of various sizes, shapes and technologies residing in Oh! so many gadgets that we know and love today -- from MP3 players to cell phones to digital cameras to ... and the list goes on and on ...

Nicknamed Maverick, Spin Doctor, Computer Pioneer and the Disk Drive King by industry journalists, he was renowned for his unconventional thinking and straightforward manner.

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