[vcf-midatlantic] Anyone with a QIC drive or original LaserDisc player coming to Festivus?

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 15:18:16 EST 2017


On 12/7/2017 3:16 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu wrote:
> On 12/6/2017 10:03 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> The planets aligned, and it looks like I'll be able to make it to 
>> Festivus
>> this year :D
>>
>> I have a QIC tape that has the OS for the TI MicroExplorer LISP card 
>> I got
>> a few years back... and no way to read it. It's Mac formatted 
>> somehow. Does
>> anyone have something that could read this tape?
>>
>> I've also got some somewhat degraded LaserDiscs from 1979 that don't 
>> play
>> in my 1990s player. If someone has one of the original machines with a
>> helium neon laser tube I'd love to see if the discs are salvageable.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
> Is it actually QIC, or is it one of those 100MB 'minitapes' apple used 
> back in the day as an official apple tape backup for the mac II?
>
My memory is utterly faulty here, it *IS* a QIC drive, and it held 40MB:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Tape_Backup_40SC

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