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sumit commented on the word roentgenizdat
In Soviet times, bootleggers on the Russian side of the Iron Curtain found that they could press illicit copies of musical recordings from the West (or from forbidden genres like jazz) onto discarded X-Ray plates in a roentgenizdat. The word is combination of "Roentgen" (the discoverer of X-Rays) with "samizdat", the underground self-publishing publishing and distribution for banned writings.
January 16, 2007