What digital communications technology relied on underground biscuit tins?
May 6, 2012 6:04 PM Subscribe
Searching for an incredibly obscure (and hence impractical?) communications technology I saw outlined in a BBC Micro User
or Acorn User
magazine in the 8-bit era. Difficulty: biscuit tin.
posted by Leon to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I could swear I read a piece in a Beeb-focused home computer magazine that involved burying biscuit tins in the ground and communicating between them, maybe over distances of half a mile. I suspect it might have been a Mike Cook article.
I'd love to find a pointer to the original article (if only to prove it wasn't the April issue), but I'd be just as happy if someone unpicked my addled memory and told me what was actually going on there. Radio? Magnetism? Why a biscuit tin?