Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Fri Dec 5 16:37:01 CST 2014

On 12/5/2014 9:59 AM, Doug Ingraham wrote:
> I have had my PDP-8 (no letter) since around 1985.  As part of the deal I
> got a little over 200 DECtapes.  Most of these are SCOTCH 3M branded in
> cardboard boxes and not DEC branded DECtapes in the clear blue plastic
> containers.  I have been thinking about moving this data to a permanent
> storage location so I wondered how much space this would require.   Turns
> out to be about 57 million bytes and that would be without bothering to do
> any compression.
> The trivia question is:
> Approximately how many DECtapes will fit on a single one terabyte drive?
> As there are several possible answers to this feel free to reply on the
> list.  I will give my answer in a few days.

*ONE*, placed nicely over the top of the HD.

> Doug Ingraham

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