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Sadly, none of the current writers had enough experience or knowledge to write an article about DEC-tapes (not even Matt Jenkins!).

So instead we made him write a blog post about his question about compression and encryption as be found here.


How can I read a reel-to-reel tape from the 1970s?

I have been following this question since its inception and have found it quite interesting. Also, as far as I can tell, this is the only question about DECtapes on Super User and might be the only question about them we ever see (who knows, maybe they will make a comeback!:P). So I think this question and DEC-tapes deserve some time in the spotlight.

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    This is a very interesting question, as I've been following as well. Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 15:39

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