COMMENTS ON NCR AND SCSI
Today, expert industry analysts such as Dan Ebert of Technology
Forums in Minneapolis, Minnesota, agree that SCSI is emerging as
the most popular standard used in the United States for
The Wichita Business Journal, in an October 2, 1989, article by
Barbara Greene, said:
"[The NCR] Peripheral Products' [Division] greatest claim to
fame so far has been the development of the SCSI (pronounced
by those in the industry as "scuzzy") chip. NCR is largely
credited with making the technology on which the chip is
based a standard in the industry. The Small Computer System
Interface, first developed in 1982, enables small computers
to have several different peripherals attached, so the
computer can speak to them all virtually simultaneously.
"NCR had actually taken an existing technology that had gone
nowhere, modified it and took the specifications to an
international standards board, according to Ken Hallam of
Endl, a market-research and consulting firm in San Juan
"'They opened up the internal specifications to the world,'
he said. 'It was kind of courageous, because no one had done
anything like that with internal interfaces before. They
were brave enough to open it up,' "