On 2018-02-09, at 07:17:05, Robin Vowels wrote:
> From: "Paul Gilmartin"
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 2:54 PM
>> Too much sarcasm. It's analogous to the ASCII-EBCDIC confrontation. I
>> ASCII, but EBCDIC, with no intrinsic superiority, ...
> It was superior for 80-column punch card input and output,
> and for the tabulators that were used to print the input cards and
> output cards containing the results.
I carefully chose the phrase "intrinsic superiority". That reason
is more extrinsic than intrinsic. (I know; it's all relative.)