On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:25 -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
It was nice to see the TTY there. I remember having a Star Trek
program on paper tape. Let it roll down the outside of the residence
building at school. It was over 10 stories long.
We were the lucky ones in the second year. We had a TI terminal that
had a cassette tape in it. No more punch cards or paper tape for
I would have thought paper tape to be more reliable than plastic tape.
No stretching, no striction, reversable and relocatable for a re-read,
repairable by your engineers when someone breaks it, duplicatable
through various direct methods without degradation of data.
(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
important to the thread.)
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