WARNING: Clear QIC Tape Bands

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Tue Jan 18 10:21:41 CST 2022

On Jan 18, 2022, at 7:33 AM, Jonathan Chapman via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> I know, I know..."just use the band to get data off." But I want to *run* QICs without having to destroy them constantly.

As someone that has worked with computer tapes for nearly 40 years, I have to question the sanity of this.  These tapes are *HOW* old?  What was their intended lifespan?  While we all like to keep our hardware as original as possible, does it really make sense to try to run systems in this day and age with QIC tapes?

Can you emulate the tape device?


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