Prices to pay for old computers...

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 23 00:10:36 1998

On Fri, 22 May 1998, Kip Crosby wrote:

> 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.

I believe it was Russ Blakeman (could be wrong) who said he had actually
seen an IBM data cassette recorder but didn't think anything of it. So as
rumor goes, they are believed to exist.

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