mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

No You Khan’t

Whatever happened to charged packet memory?

30 years ago New Scientist carried a story about Bart Khan who’d invented a memory device claimed to be 4x denser than IBM’s densest disc drive.

 

The ‘philosopher’s stone of computer storage’ enthused the NS. Storage was in the form of  analogue waveforms stored in capacitors.

 

Khan said that big US and Japanese companies had offered his company, Micro Xeno, ‘multi-million pound cheques’ to develop charged packet memory.

 

Tags: bart, computer storage, japanese companies, memory device, new scientist

Related Tech News

3 Comments

  1. Mr Cynical
    February 28, 2013 13:47

    Easy, just search for him on Facebook :0)

  2. David Manners
    February 26, 2013 16:31

    Crikey George, he was a shocker. A Techno-Ponzi-ist par excellence. Wonder what happened to him.

  3. georgegrimes-ti-com.myopenid.com
    February 26, 2013 16:25

    New Scientist also reported about 4 months later that Mr. Khan had disappeared after filing for only one of the 98 patents he had said that he would file for his invention. It further states that he owed about 500,000 pounds and had never built a prototype.

Share your knowledge - Leave a comment