media what died a'bornin'

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Oct 7 05:42:52 2004

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

> Did anyone ever use 8-track cartridges for storing data? I've seen them
> used for echo machines, and a variant is still used for storing jingles
> and idents for radio stations, although minidisc and sample-based
> systems have largely taken over.

Dang, I'm drawing a blank right now but I had a conversation not too long
ago with someone who used 8-track to store data. I forget who and what
the circumstances were (i.e. was it for hobbyist or commercial purposes?)

But yes, it was done.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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