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Tag: 8 Track

A final detail on the Lo8 8-track tape backup: custom labels. These will hopefully recall floppy disks or zip disks for those who suffered with them. (Sorry, Imation.) Note the 8-track-style labels for each track’s contents.

Tag: 8 Track

A quick one following on the heels of the 8-Track tape backup — While it’s fun to kick a technology when it’s down, it’s not as satisfying as making something that actually, y’know, works well. And I had some 8-track parts left over, particularly the guts of another tape unit whose amplifier circuitry and read/write […]

Tag: 8 Track

I ranted back here about how awful the 8-track cartridge was. I’m happy to report that I’ve finally found a good use for it as a mortal insult to tape as a data storage medium. I’ve always hated tape backup. My first experience with it was a Reveal brand device that piggy-backed somehow onto the […]

Tag: 8 Track

I have long been meaning to work on some 8-track related projects. At long last intention grew to overpower inertia and I went looking for some raw materials. I was met with some surprises. First, in the hiatus since I last went looking for old gear, many of my usual haunts have ceased to exist: […]