Data on a Platter!
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 .
Also, when I visited the Museum of Computer Games in Berlin , 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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