Depressing article

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Jul 14 10:06:49 CDT 2017



On 7/14/17 7:45 AM, Ian McLaughlin via cctalk wrote:
>>
>  Why would NASA say “destroy the tapes” ?

Because they are a health risk, they have no facilities to recover the data, and someone
decided they didn't have a budget to attempt to preserve them given they have no idea what
is on them.

I'm sure they would have preferred to not have gotten the call from the surplus guy in the
first place, since all this will do is give them another PR black eye.



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