[TUHS] (cassette) tape coming back [was Re: 80 columns ...

Don Hopkins don at DonHopkins.com
Thu Nov 9 08:46:12 AEST 2017


Once I took a screen snapshot of my Apple ][ hires graphics with glow-in-the-dark silly putty! 

It didn’t last long, but it was cool while it lasted! Kinda like Kai Power Goo. 

-Don

> On 8 Nov 2017, at 22:48, Charles H Sauer <sauer at technologists.com> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 8 Nov 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:
> 
>> It's like video on phones.  We still call it taping.  Probably still will
>> in a 100 years.  Where's the tape?  In history.
> 
> As with the resurgence of 33 1/3 records ("vinyl"), cassette tape may also become more prominent again: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cassettes-are-making-a-comeback-but-there-s-a-kink-nobody-makes-tape-1509723435
> 
> I still use VCRs to record TV shows roughly once/week.
> 
> I have an interesting collection of audio recordings on 1/4" tape that I made 20-40+ years ago as an active sound technician/musician. I'd given up on my old reel to reel machines, but a year ago my birthday present to myself was a reel to reel machine and Dolby units. I'm very slowly fetching stuff out of my archives and digitizing.
> 
> I typically call it "recording" whether analog or digital...
> 
> Charlie
> 
> P.S. Having started out with 80 column cards, 72 columns of content, 8 of sequencing, continuing through most of graduate school, I typically restrict myself to 72 columns when programming. 



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