wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Sep 20 08:50:29 UTC 2011

>>    http://ibm-1401.info/
> 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.

standard ops procedure on those old tapes


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