vintage computers in active use

Jon Elson elson at
Thu May 26 19:57:22 CDT 2016

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> They used 7 track tapes for Nike Ajax targeting data that could not be
> erased
>> due to how they were recorded.
The B2 bomber gets the mission data loaded on a Maxxoptix 
optical cartridge.  I recognized it as I have a Maxxoptix 
drive here.  Not quite as old as 7-track mag tape, but a 
fairly old technology.  it was probably state of the art 
when the were first designing the B2.


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