Floppy ROM (1977 – mid 1980s)

A floppy ROM is a flexi-disc vinyl record with computer code in audio form.

The first floppy ROM was published in the May 1977 issue of Interface Age and took the form of a 33⅓ RPM flexi-disc with 6 minutes of ‘Kansas City’ standard computer code.

It was recommend that the audio be recorded onto a cassette and then played back to load the programme.

Although never common, the floppy ROM was used into the 1980s to distribute software through some computer magazines.

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