Byte Jan 87 retrospective.

From: Barry Peterson <>
Date: Mon May 19 22:17:22 1997

On Mon, 19 May 1997 05:27:50 +0100 (BST), someone said:

> On the line of interesting storage devices - does anyone remember the
> "scanner" that read strips of encoded data. I don't remember what it
> was called, but for a little while they printed some of these strips in
> Nibble. I think it was an Apple II only thing. I guess you could read
> and print these strips and they generated programs when you scanned
> them.

There was a thing called Oscar for the TI-99/4A and other systems.
Some magazines printed both human-readable printed listings and
Oscar-readable code.

Barry Peterson
Husband to Diane, Father to Doug,
Grandfather to Zoe and Tegan.
Received on Mon May 19 1997 - 22:17:22 BST

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