Recording data to a strand of wire?

From: Charles E. Fox <>
Date: Wed Jan 14 07:02:08 1998

At 03:51 PM 1/13/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I was talking to this guy I met at a flea market and he said he has a
>storage device that writes data to a spool of wire. Can someone elaborate
>on this?
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	Wire recorders for sound recording were quite common in the '40s and '50s
before the tape recorder took off. I still have one that was a combination
record player and w.r. The turntable acted as a take up reel. The wire
broke easily and was awful to splice.
						Charlie Fox
Received on Wed Jan 14 1998 - 07:02:08 GMT

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