"8-track" data tapes, was Re: Compucolor items on eBay

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Aug 4 21:47:35 2004

On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Rick Bensene wrote:

> A few folks that I've been in contact with have managed to find Wang
> 380's (Alas, I don't have one yet), and have not been able to find the
> correct cartridges, but have found that taking old music 8-Track
> cartridges and cutting down the length of the tape (a long tape won't
> advance properly) will work as a suitable replacement.
> You can see some pix of the Wang 380 at
> http://oldcalculatormuseum.com/w-wang380.html

Ah yes, I've got one. Mine is in about as ratty shape as the one in the
first photo. I'm not sure if I've got tapes for it though. I'll have to
check through some boxes as I just might have one or two.

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