Wanted: SIMH VAX VMS tape image tester, take 2

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Dec 19 23:03:10 CST 2014

On 12/19/14 8:51 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:

> I liked the work done by an MIT undergrad, Brian Zuzga, on the Time
> Capsule File System (undergraduate thesis, June 1995), under the
> guidance of Alan Bawden.  Available on his web site and at MIT through
> your favorite search engine.
> I say "liked" because nothing seems to have come of it in the last 20
> years... :-(  Perhaps it can be revived...

When the AI lab archived their tapes, John used .tap, so not even MIT AI
ended up using it (which was what TCFS was intended for).

Extending .tap, for all its warts, seems more likely to gain traction.

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