Supercomputers, fishing for information

Cameron Kaiser spectre at
Mon Apr 3 15:29:32 CDT 2017

> > I'm probably showing my age (again), but "QIC" and "Supercomputers" just
> > seems to be about as related as "Chateau Margaux" and "Cheez Whiz".
> >
> > If one is spending millions on a supercomputer, why would anyone want to
> > put software for it on a QIC cart?
> Because it holds more than an Exatron Stringy Floppy?  (the obvious second 
> choice for high reliability storage)

Stringyfloppy shmingyfloppy. You need one of the unobtanium (with good reason)
Texas Instruments CC-40 wafertape disasters, the obvious third choice for
high reliability storage.

I'm almost afraid to see if the one Jim Battle sent me a long time ago still

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