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May 23, 2016 AT 12:45 pm

6800 Microprocessor Floppy-ROM Vinyl Record Holds 4K BASIC Program

Hat-tip to Jeff Thompson for spotting this on Wikipedia!

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A Floppy-ROM vinyl record in the May 1977 issue of Interface Age magazine. The 6 minutes of audio held Robert Uiterwyk’s 4K BASIC in the Kansas City Standard format. The program was for a 6800 microprocessor system such as the SWTPC 6800. Magazine provided by Robert Uiterwyk. Photo by Michael Holley, 22:04, 18 November 2005. The record is an Evatone sound sheet, invented by Richard Evans in 1962. They were produced until 2000. The sound sheets were often delivered in magazines. This image shows the mechanical properties of binding a record into a magazine.


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2 Comments

  1. Somewhere out in my garage, I have an original copy of that magazine and the included “software” record.

  2. Rad!

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