Reynold Johnson

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Reynold JohnsonName: Reynold B. Johnson

Born: July 16, 1906

Death: September 15, 1998 (Age: 92)

Computer-related contributions

  • American inventor and computer pioneer known as the father of the disk drive.
  • Invented the automatic test scoring equipment which he sold to his longtime employer IBM.
  • He also invented the Videocassette tape.
  • Developed the microphonograph technology used in the Fisher Price "Talk to Me Books."
  • He obtained more than 90 patents.

Honors and awards

  • Toy of the Year award from Fisher Price for the invention of the "Talk to Me Books" technology. National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan (1986).