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Re: RFC 1149
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:16:08 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Bellovin" <smb () cs columbia edu>

DLT? I first heard it as a station wagon full of (9-track, 1600 bpi,
that having been the state of the art) mag tapes on the Taconic Parkway,
circa 1970. I suspect, though, that Herman Hollerith expressed the idea
about a stage coach full of punchcards, back in the 1880s.

The earliest reference to this I've been able to pin down is Andy Tanenbaum's,
and TTBOMK -- and you of all people should know this, Steve -- he was talking
about Usenet, which a few sites actually *got feeds of on magtape*, in the
very early 80s.  Some of those tapes, in addition to UTZoo's backups of their
spool, constituted the very earliest material given to Dejagoo.

-- jra
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