using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM

Chris Elmquist chrise at
Tue Jun 16 09:39:26 CDT 2015

On Tuesday (06/16/2015 at 07:24AM -0700), Mark J. Blair wrote:
> > On Jun 16, 2015, at 06:46, tony duell <ard at> wrote:
> > 
> > Again, I wonder if the data retention time decreases as the number of bits
> > per device increases. Intuitively it should. Mind you, any SD card is probably
> > going to be more reliable than a real TU58 tape now :-)
> I think that paper tape, used outdoors on a rainy day, is likely to be more reliable than a real TU58 tape. :)

I can vouch for that.

Chris Elmquist

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