Old tape drive proves its worth
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 15:51:23 CST 2008
> 40 years ago, when I was working at the National Space Sciences Data
> Center (building 26, Goddard Space Flight Center), tapes, decks of cards,
> and Fortran source were going missing on a regular basis, and some of the
> people managing the tape collections felt that only the most recent data
> was worth keeping. On a few occasions, I was handed "scratch" tapes to
> use for output and transfer to plotters that had important sounding prior
> labels on them. "I'm sure that there must be a few more copies of that
> data around somewhere."
Well, apparently there was.
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