[chbot] Finnish filesharing from that days when men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 08:03:10 BST 2012

On Tuesday 21 August 2012 16:17:25 Charles Manning wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 August 2012 11:54:26 Kerry Harpur wrote:
> > I wonder how that translates into bytes per second?
> > http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-08/20/finland-radio-code-broadca
> >st s?page=1
> >
> > Kerry
> This is what the BBC did with the BBC micro too.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Computer_Programme
> The BBC Micro stored data on cassette and software and data were sometimes
> modulated over the TV sound channel. If you recorded the sound onto
> cassette, and the binary gods were smiling, you got a data file that could
> be used on a BBC Micro.
> Magazines sometimes also issued "Floppy ROMs". These were thin 33.3 rpm
> records imprinted with the same audio data scheme, storing up to  6 minutes
> or so of data (approx 400k bits of data).
Correction: It was only 300bps. So 100k bits or so. Less than 16 k bytes - 
enough for a substantial program back in those days!

> And now the magazines have DVDs....

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