Unusual software carriers. (Was :Vinyl Data- Classic Computers )

bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Oct 7 19:12:49 CDT 2008

Pete Edwards wrote:
> 2008/10/7 Pete Turnbull <pete at dunnington.plus.com>
>> On 07/10/2008 22:36, John Foust wrote:
>>  In the early 80s, I think there were some very low-speed data stream
>>> systems
>>> via teletext ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletext ) that could send
>>> the stream out RS-232.  Is my memory correct?
>> I don't know of any exactly like that, but here in the UK, the BBC provided
>> some "telesoftware" on high-numbered teletext pages, encoded using the CET
>> (Council for Educational Technology) standard, the same as for Prestel (see
>> wikipedia).  There were
> Does anyone else remember 'Tomorrow's World' in the UK transmitting software
> via a flashing square in the bottom right of the TV picture? There was some
> kind of photocell dongle that attached to the computer. Memory is vague -
> did it plug into the tape input? I can't remember what the target system
> was, possible several via the basic translater mentioned earlier in the
> thread? No idea what the data rate was.
No, but my guess would be 50 bits a second. Most likely done by the same
branch of the post office, that does mind control.

See almost any Dr Who to find out all the details of mind control.

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