Data on a Platter!

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Fri Oct 7 01:45:24 CDT 2016

On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 01:14:06AM -0500, Jason T wrote:
> I was also going to ask if anyone knew of any other examples of 
> phonograph records used to store data.  The only one I'm aware of is 
> the flexi-discs that came in early-80s computer magazines.

Yes, there is a swedish band "Adolphson & Falk" which had a data-track 
on one of their records. It was the last track on the B side of "Över 
tid och rum". They never mentioned it and likely left there as a sort of 
pussle. It turns out it is a program for Atari 800 [1].

Also, when I visited the Museum of Computer Games in Berlin [2], they 
had vinyl record with Basic. Turns out that floppies was hard to come by 
in the old east block and vinyl was used in some cases instead.



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