Odd question about microwaves and magnetic media

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 13 11:17:18 2004

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, David Holland wrote:

> Every microwave I've ever taken apart has a fairly significant
> step up transformer in it. (Granted, I've not disassembled a new
> one in the last couple of years.)
> I suspect said transformer tosses out a fairly sizeable magnetic field.
> I am (of course) presuming your not putting the media in
> the microwave and cooking it. I'm also assuming your
> concern is the data contained on the media. :-)

Right ;)

Space in my office is somewhat limited at the moment (due to my own
incorrigible clutter problem) so I've put the microwave oven for heating
my burritos on the same table where I'm setting up my data conversion

I guess it probably isn't be a good idea.

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