DECtape ancestry

Kyle Owen kylevowen at
Sat Mar 20 15:21:44 CDT 2021

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 16:13 Paul Koning <paulkoning at> wrote

> Speculating here since I have no direct knowledge: the DECtape format
> allows read and write in either direction, while LINCtape only allows read
> and write forward.  The bidirectional I/O capability was part of DECtape
> format from the start, and I suspect the desire was to keep that.

What systems took advantage of the bidirectional nature?


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