I can be more blunt, it was a total business failure mostly too late by
then key to tape or direct entry had started to come into the market and
could you imagine going to a place like an insurance company that had whole
floors full of card cabinets that only fit only 80 col cords and sell
them a different format ?

At least the round chad did not stick you your clothing or the carpets.


On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:33 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <
cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote:

> On 02/22/2018 10:39 PM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote:
> > https://photos.app.goo.gl/EfDc3rRMfyfTNdgw2
> >
> >>From my days at Burroughs writing hardware test programs
> The IBM 96 column card always seemed to me like a throwback to the
> Univac 90-column card--multiple rows and round holes--and 6 columns per
> row (8 bit EBCDIC used a rather bizarre encoding scheme that I never
> bothered to wrap my mind around).
> --Chuck

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