More vintage hardware still alive and kickin'
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Sat Jun 6 16:07:11 CDT 2009
On 6 Jun 2009 at 20:47, Andrew Burton wrote:
> Pretty cool video. It's just a shame there weren't any closeups of the
> punched cards.
> I'm just curious... how many cards would a machine like that sort
> through in a day, or a week? That counter has 6 digits and it sorted
> ~90 cards in less than 10 seconds.
Well, an 083 will feed about 1000 cards/minute and a good operator
can keep it running all day. How many cards could be sorted,
depends, of course, on the number of colums being sorted (one pass
per column, plus fumble and jam time...
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