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Hyperchannel 103: The Floppy Frontier

Gene Roddenberry’s lost data recovered.

In today’s world of cloud storage and device syncing, it’s hard to imagine that something we wrote could get locked away in a format no one can read. But technology wasn’t always so standardized. When Gene Roddenberry moved from his famous typewriter to a pair of custom-built computers with custom operating systems, the future of the notes and stories he wrote became precarious. In fact, they were lost for decades. Now, thanks to a company called DriveSavers, that data has been recovered. We take a look at this fascinating story.

View the original article on Ars Technica:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/01/files-on-nearly-200-floppy-disks-belonging-to-star-trek-creator-recovered/

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C Bryan Jones

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C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-103.mp3
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