media what died a'bornin'

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Tue Oct 5 16:49:49 2004

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, ben franchuk wrote:

> BYTE magizine years ago had a printed media format at one time.
> you may want to check on what they did. BYTE also had something
> once on a very low cost write only media, I wonder what happend to
> them.

I remember that! It was some bar code variant, I think the
code was some BASIC hack small enough to type in. I have no
recollection what the hardware was though. 1980s.

Too bad flexidisks (audio) died such an early death. Clearly
it wasn't a medium that was going to last that long, but the
main problem was that the major flexi press in the U.S., some
outfit in Florida, were fundamentalist christians and refused
to press things they didn't like, all my friends in punk bands
constantly argued with them.

Flexi-floppies (Kansas City format) I think was even talked
about, once. It's a sucky medium, but you can staple it into

But now you get CDRs in junkmail. Ahh, progress.
Received on Tue Oct 05 2004 - 16:49:49 BST

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