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Date: Mon Aug 2 20:16:26 2004

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Tony Duell wrote:

> > What, if any, other computers also used 8-track tape for storage? I
> > always figured there had to have been at least one computer that used them
> > but until now I've never known of any examples.
> Off-subject, but the Exidy Sorcerer ROM cartridges were houses in
> slightly modifed 8-track tape cases. There was a card-edge at the end
> where you'd expect to find the tape.

Yes, I met a former engineer from Exidy who explained that story. He said
they scored something like 10,000 empty 8-track shell casings when
8-track tapes were on their way out in the late 1970s. They hired a kid
to router out the interior and then the PCBs were set in place.

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