DECtape ancestry

Kyle Owen kylevowen at
Sat Mar 20 15:07:18 CDT 2021

Why did DEC not use the LINCtape format for the PDP-8? I assume maintaining
format compatibility between their low, mid, and high range systems was
important to them? I suppose there was no other good solution to
transferring large files across different DEC platforms than to use
magnetic I may have answered my own question here.


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