Multimedia-enhanced 80s Records

Multimedia-enhanced 80s Records – Almost impossible to believe, but apparently some records from the late 70s and early 80s contain computer programs as part of the audio. Insane!

“Most of these programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum home computer series. The Sinclair Spectrum was a relatively cheap home computer system that used a television set as a monitor and loaded programs from tapes. It thrived in England in the early 80s. […] In the case of these programs on vinyl, the user would have to play back the proper portion of the record, record the resultant chatter to tape, and load the tape into the spectrum. Some users have mentioned playing certain games so much that they could recognise the loading sounds.”

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[Updated link. 3/19/2021.]

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