To gain a deeper insight into culture and globalization, you will develop an 8-10 page research paper. The focus of your paper will be an idea/invention related
to science and technology from early modern period (beginning 1650) to the present day.
The purpose of this essay is to discuss the history of hard disk drives and computer storage and the impact it has had on modern culture.
Introduction: (1-2 pages)
Grab the reader’s attention with a strong hook.
Present a clear thesis statement including the idea/invention selected.
Preview the main points in the body of the paper.
Body: (6-8 pages)
Summarize the idea/invention, its origin, and history.
Based on your research, generate 3-4 additional points about your idea/invention.
For each of your body points, discuss the idea/invention as well as its impact on world culture.
Conclusion: (1 page)
Provide a summary of the main points in the body of the paper.
Re-state the thesis statement of the paper.
End with a final thought that will resonate with the audience.
Hoagland, Albert S. “Magnetic disk storage: a personal memoir” Computer History Museum Collection, Artifact # 102716418 (2011)
Doler, K. (2000). Computer storage history. Electronic Business, 26(5), 144. http://ezproxy.libproxy.db.erau.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/tradejournals/computer-storage-history/docview/194230779/se-2?accountid=27203
Memory & Storage: Timeline of Computer History: Computer History Museum. Computer History Museum. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2022, from