[Humanist] 25.555 what to do with tapes

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Dec 14 08:56:53 CET 2011


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        Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:26:52 -0500
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.545 what to do with tapes
        In-Reply-To: <20111211090737.0DC3022D803 at woodward.joyent.us>

Also, if any Humanist members want their 5.25 data recovered, send me
an email.  I may be able to do it for free (using the equipment Matt
mentioned) as long as you can cover shipping and there aren't too many
disks.

Doug

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:07 AM, Humanist Discussion Group
<willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 545.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
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>        Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:10:45 -0500
>        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
>        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.543 what to do with tapes
>        In-Reply-To: <20111210065936.4E8A922C7DE at woodward.joyent.us>
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> There  are reasonable solutions for 3.5 and 5.25-inch disks, such as
> the Kryoflux and FC5025 controller cards. Some more detail here:
>
> http://mith.umd.edu/vintage-computers/fc5025-operation-instructions
>
> Matt
>
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 1:59 AM, Humanist Discussion Group
> <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
>>
>>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 543.
>>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
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>>  [1]   From:    "Sterringa, J." <J.Sterringa at uva.nl>                       (8)
>>        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.537 what to do with tapes?
>>
>>  [2]   From:    "Bleck, Bradley" <Bradley.Bleck at spokanefalls.edu>          (8)
>>        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.537 what to do with tapes? (obsolete
>>                technologies)
>>
>>
>> --[1]------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>        Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:54:46 +0000
>>        From: "Sterringa, J." <J.Sterringa at uva.nl>
>>        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.537 what to do with tapes?
>>        In-Reply-To: <20111209104127.AB55122A59B at woodward.joyent.us>
>>
>> In Amsterdam Edo Dooijes foresaw this problem and started collecting old machines and tools, all still working, and now kept in the Computer Museum
>> http://www.science.uva.nl/museum/
>> A bit far from California, however.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Joke Sterringa
>>
>>
>> --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>        Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:17:59 -0800
>>        From: "Bleck, Bradley" <Bradley.Bleck at spokanefalls.edu>
>>        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.537 what to do with tapes? (obsolete technologies)
>>        In-Reply-To: <20111209104127.AB55122A59B at woodward.joyent.us>
>>
>> This is a great question. While I don't have tapes, I have 5-1/4" floppies from a Commodore 128 (graduate school!), 3-1/2" floppies from various Macs and PCs, zip disks and the like with data that is no longer accessible on the various machines I have access to. What do people do to recover the information form these older technologies? It seems that the request for data recovery on the tape is is just a more extreme concern for a situation I suspect many of us face.
>>
>> Bradley Bleck
>> English Department
>> Spokane Falls CC
>> http://bleckblog.org
>
>
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