wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network
henry at AegisInfoSys.com
Tue Sep 20 06:00:28 UTC 2011
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 01:22:43AM -0400, Barton F Bruce wrote:
> >Does anybody actually *have* a functional 7 track drive?
> The folks restoring at least one IBM 1401 probably have several.
A few (dozen) years ago, I was treated to a interesting demonstration where
a coworker poured an oily fluid containing tiny metallic flakes on a patch
of tape. The "bits" on the tape could be clearly seen by the naked eye,
and could be decoded (ever so slowly!) using a magnifying glass.
Henry Yen Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
Senior Systems Programmer Hicksville, New York
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