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From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 21:40:07 2005

> > A thin mylar strip, say standard 1" wide, with an optical reader
> > you wouldn't need to make holes, only dark spots.
> > 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.
On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, William Donzelli wrote:
> Its been done. The amount of information on a tape was impressive, even by
> todays standard, but the syste, went nowhere. I don't even recall the name
> of the company.

How about Emanuel Goldberg's "Rapid Selector"?
Or Vannevar Bush's Memex that was based on it

(photocells with bits stored on photographic film)
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