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Old June 30th, 2007, 02:39 PM
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When I was in computer science in high school (1969), I used the keypunch machines to create the cards to tell the computer what to do. Place them in a reader and send them on their way. Use the "chesse grater" to tell the sorter how to do its job, do the work in a room that was freezing all the time as the a/c was pumped under the floor into the garage sized computers that used reel to reel tapes. Some of the newer ones had discs but they were 12" in diameter and had a "cake cover" or dust shield over them and you used the handle on the shield to add or remove the disc.

My, how things have changed...

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