Multi-platform distribution format (Was: Backups [was

Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Sep 21 13:17:03 CDT 2015

> > Why not; not much different conceptually after all
> > from early systems using open-reel mag tape, or
> > even punch(ed) cards.
On Mon, 21 Sep 2015, tony duell wrote:
> I feel there are 2 distinct types of cassette system from the
> user perspective. 
> The first is the sort used on 1980s home computers with a
> standard or slightly modified (Commodore, Atari) audio
> cassette recorder. These needed considerable manual
> . . . 
> The second has the tape mechanism under computer control
> . . . 
> The second type would seem to be entirely useable for
> 'business' computing before floppy drives were 
> available. I am not so sure about the first type :-)

and, of course, as a third type, Exatron Stringy-Floppy
computer based, but NOT entirely usable.

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