Tape History - Freeman Reports

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Mon Aug 19 14:18:27 CDT 2019

> On Aug 19, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Tom Gardner via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> I'm sure some of us all remember Freeman Reports as the chronical of the
> tape industry well into this century.  Ray Freeman and his partner and
> successor Bob Abraham published these reports from at least 1983 until 2007
> but with Bob's death in 2007 the reports and backup files apparently wound
> up in a dumpster.  But Ray, Bob and Jim Porter did exchange copies of their
> reports so thanks to Jim the Computer History Museum has almost all of the
> Freeman Reports in their permanent collection.

I’ve been working with tapes since around ’88, and this is the first I’ve heard of these.  Are any of these available online?


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