re-found magazines

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon May 12 11:57:22 1997

On Mon, 12 May 1997, A.R. Duell wrote:

> Of course many things (sound, hi-res graphics, etc) were impossible, but
> the system did work to some extent. Programs were transmitted on
> broadcast-band radio (the BBC radio 4 station transmitted them in the
> middle of the night as something called the 'chip shop takeaway service'
> (!) - the 'chip shop' was a radio programme that covered home computing at
> that time). You recorded these programs off-air using a normal tape
> recorder and played them back into your machine after loading the
> translator tape.

I must say quite bluntly, that's fucken cool. That is unadulterated,
undisputable, irrepressible coolness to the nth degree. Wide-band, mass
software distribution. There's something you won't see today.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Mon May 12 1997 - 11:57:22 BST

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