Northstar Advantage up for trade

Scott Quinn compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Wed Mar 7 21:12:57 CST 2007


> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> I never *could* figure out where the card hopper was on the
>> Advantage.
>
> No hopper.
> You have to load the cards one at a time into the card drives on the
> front.  It uses special 5.25" round cards (in a square jacket), and
> permits some magnetic data storage in the spaces between the punch 
> holes.

Those early 5.25" punched cards don't have the best data density, but 
on the upside they beat the Apple cards (1-bit per card).

As an added feature, they come pre-punched so you don't need to mess 
with them.

All "ones", though.





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