BBC Domesday project

From: Peter Turnbull <>
Date: Tue Dec 3 12:51:00 2002

On Dec 3, 1:22, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> Seems like they finally figured out how to read that BBC Domesday disk:
> What I want to know is how they used "software emulation" to "read" the
> disc. There had to be some hardware involved somewhere.
> Anyone have the full story?

I don't know what exactly they did, but I do know that several people who
have working laservision players offered to lend one. It's just a Philips
laservision player, as still used by video buffs, but with a SCSI

Of course, you'd need software to make sense of the directory structure, so
perhaps the "emulation" part was something to run the Video Filing System
developed for the BBC Micro, or some equivalent.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Dec 03 2002 - 12:51:00 GMT

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