The Truth About Data Collection And How “Personal” Your Information Really Is

Magnetic Data Storage Comes To Life In 1928

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In 1928, German-Austrian engineer Fritz Pfleumer invented a way to record data on tape magnetically. The invention would lead to the creation of the tape recorder, the first of which debuted in 1935. This new system of recording data might seem irrelevant today, but trust us, it’ not.

While the methods of data storage have changed drastically since Pfleumer’s discovery in 1928, a number of principles he introduced are exactly the same. Digital data stored in 2018 is all done magnetically with computer hard drives.