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NPR series Mixtape includes "How the casette created the Internet" via packet radio

Bill-kun

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NPR series Mixtape includes "How the casette created the Internet" via packet radio

NPR series Radiolab has a new special miniseries called Mixtape which includes "How the cassette created the Internet"

My sister and her husband listen to NPR a lot, and yesterday at Thanksgiving she informed me of this new miniseries on NPR called Mixtape. At least one episode, "Cassetternet," tells "how the cassette created the Internet" which covers packet radio (sending files via broadcast over radio audio). Another episode, "Dakou," tells how unsold American rock music tapes were bought as part of trash loads by China and how Chinese people restoring the tapes (behind the iron curtain) brought rock music to China.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts...ojects/mixtape
 

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Here is their YouTube trailer for the radio show miniseries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIMSDEyo2lQ

And and the conclusion of the episode "Casetternet: How the Cassette Invented the Internet" (via packet radio), the Radiolab show includes a special newly-produced packet radio program for a Sinclair computer. The narrator-producer asked anyone listening to let him know if they could decode it and what it said. Sure enough, a couple days or so later, someone posted it on Reddit. Click this link if you don't care about seeing the result without decoding it yourself.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Radiolab/comments/qsn4tf/i_decoded_the_secret_message_at_the_end_of/
 
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