BBC Domesday project

From: Peter Turnbull <>
Date: Wed Dec 4 10:15:40 2002

On Dec 3, 11:46, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> >I don't know what exactly they did, but I do know that several people
> >have working laservision players offered to lend one. It's just a
> >laservision player, as still used by video buffs, but with a SCSI
> >interface.
> >
> >Of course, you'd need software to make sense of the directory
> >perhaps the "emulation" part was something to run the Video Filing
> >developed for the BBC Micro, or some equivalent.

> If they had the player, why not use an original BBC Micro to
> read things?

I have no idea. Unless they needed something more sophisticated or
powerful to extract all the data (a collection of still images, video,
sounds, cartographic data, geophysical data, text, etc) along with the
indexing, in such a way as to preserve the data, its layout, and the
cross-referencing. Normal use wouldn't do that.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Wed Dec 04 2002 - 10:15:40 GMT

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