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What is a land,pit&magnetic core?

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Hi,
 magnetic core [1]:  a way of storing and retrieving data prior to the use of semiconductors.

 land & pit [2] : the designation of a binary state as recorded in a cd (land = 1, pit = 0).

 I can only guess that these are related to [3] MO disks that predate CDs storing data in a similar way to what CDs/ DVDs do today.

 Kind regards



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_core_memory
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_%28CD_standard%29
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magneto-optical

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