Prices to pay for old computers...

From: Kip Crosby <>
Date: Fri May 22 11:02:47 1998

At 16:31 5/22/98 +0100, you wrote:
>back on topic though, what cassette unit could be connected up to the
>original PC machines? Was it a custom IBM unit only (similar to the way
>the C64's only accept Commodore tape decks), or could anything be used
>if a cable was made up?

There was a discussion on here a while back about whether IBM had ever made
cassette decks to attach to that port, and IIRC, the outcome was
inconclusive. If such a thing existed, certainly there were never many of
them. In general, the favorite commodity cassette recorder for the purpose
was one of the long Panasonics with the carrying handle.
Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California
Received on Fri May 22 1998 - 11:02:47 BST

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