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From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 19:35:02 2005

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, John Foust wrote:

> At 04:19 PM 1/13/2005, Tom Jennings wrote:
>> Use a laser whose output the tape isn't transparent to; a "1" is a
>> heat-distorted/discolored spot. A smaller spot for the "sprocket"
>> hole/index.
> Yes, reflectance rather than mechano-optical hole-or-not
> would be much faster. Like a CD, but flexible, on a spool.
> Much great surface area than a 34 mm radius band on a 120 mm disc.

So... what's the chance of doing this with a solid-state laser?
Say 9 of them? The idea of high-speed papertape (sic) thrills me.
I know I'm sick, but I don't want to stop.
Received on Thu Jan 13 2005 - 19:35:02 GMT

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