"Do you remember 1979," asks the letter we got from Seagate Technology today, which goes on to remind us that that was the year of the Iran hostage crisis, the Sony Walkman, and the world's first snowboard. Oh, and Shugart Technologies, later to be known as Seagate, was founded.
To commemorate the occasion, Seagate sent along a neat t-shirt, with a 70s-style graphic of their very first hard drive: the 5MB ST506—which came out in 1980, but close enough. Associate Online Editor Alex Castle just happened to have a vintage ST506 hanging out on his desk, so we snapped a shot of the shirt and the drive together.
On left, Associate Editor Nathan Edwards models the Seagate t-shirt, while Associate Online Editor holds up his vintage Seagate ST506.
Neither of us, unfortunately, remember 1979. But close enough. Congratulations, Seagate!
Update: You can enter to win one of these sweet shirts (or a 320GB FreeAgent Go portable hard drive) on Seagate's site.