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Re: RFC 1149
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:20:07 -0400

Steve, would you post that on a webpage somewhere? :-)
- jra

Steven Bellovin <smb () cs columbia edu> wrote:

On Apr 2, 2013, at 9:16 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com> wrote:

----- 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
circa 1970. I suspect, though, that Herman Hollerith expressed the
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
and TTBOMK -- and you of all people should know this, Steve -- he was
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.

Yes, I know that story.  I'm talking what was said to me personally --
hearsay, earwitness evidence.  The road mentioned was the Taconic
Parkway, part
of the direct route between where I was working at the time (IBM Watson
Lab #2,
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/watsonlab.html) and IBM
Yorktown --
The context was the speed of an RJE link between the IBM 1130 I was
(http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/1130.html) and a mainframe
in Yorktown.  (If memory serves, it was a 2400 bps half-duplex link,
via a Bell 201 "data set".  I don't remember for sure, though.  Anyway,
was my first contact with networking, though I worried more about the
host part of it.  I did learn bisync rather thoroughly in my next gig,
at City College of New York Computer Center, at that time the central
computing hub for the entire City University system.)

              --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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