Issue No. 12 - December (2002 vol. 35)
Gary S. Robinson , EMC Corp
<p>Without storage capabilities, a computer would not have data to process, applications to manipulate the data, or even the basic operating system functions to display an onscreen error message. The combination of operating system, applications, and data stored on any computer?s storage media provide a computer?s unique identity.</p><p>The explosion in the amount of data that can be stored in a given space and at a given price has made storage devices and interfaces increasingly intelligent. This in turn has played a critical if under-appreciated role in making the information age possible.</p>
G. S. Robinson, "Toward the Age of Smarter Storage," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 35-41, 2002.