The Economist:

Tape is the oldest computer storage medium still in use. It was first put to work on a UNIVAC computer in 1951. But although tape sales have been falling since 2008 and dropped by 14% in 2012, according to the Santa Clara Consulting Group, tape’s decline has now gone into reverse: sales grew by 1% in the last quarter of 2012 and a 3% rise is expected this year.

Interesting.

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    On a medium that doesn’t need power and can sit in state for over 30 years. Yikes.
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    Oh good, I can always go back to my old job designing tape drives. These kids today, they’ll never know the rifle crack...
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    oh cool we talked about this in class on wednesday ^_^
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