@cypnk cassette recorders still exist (and are making a resurgence thanks to hipsters, which might prompt re-investment in making higher quality decks - magnetic tape is cheaper to distribute than vinyl, and FM radio can be used to transmit the audio for computer data (this was done by several European public service broadcasters at various times in the 1980s)
@vfrmedia I just had a ridiculous idea that I think should be tried at some point
Public performances of xylophones using frequency-shift keying to "send" software
If the musicians are good enough, it's possible to send E.G. BASIC or some variant of DOS via street performance
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