"I dreamed of a friendly machine to which I delegated those operations that cause mental fatigue and errors a machine that could learn and then execute easily, that stored simple and intuitive data and instructions, whose use was within everyone's reach, that cost little and it was the size of the other office products to which people were accustomed.I had to create a new language, which did not need the interpreter in a white coat (...) For the input and output of the data I thought of a magnetic postcard that could act as permanent memory or archive.It was the prototype of the current floppy disks.The card allowed the construction of libraries and programs (...) "(Pier Giorgio Perotto, 1930-2002, Leonardo da Vinci Award 1991 ).