1" paper tape buy ?

Jim Scheef scheefj at netscape.net
Wed Mar 4 22:18:57 CST 2009

Is ANY of this discussion actually about buying paper tape? (other than 
the first 3 messages)


Mike Loewen wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Yep, about that size.  What made no sense to me is that each column
>> is BA8421 - 6 bits.  This long after IBM had settled on 8-bit EBCDIC.
>> Most installations had standardized on the 80 column card, so it
>> didn't make much of a splash unless you were a System/3 installation.
>    Here's what the keypunch looked like for these little guys:
> http://rlfranz.net/AmericanDistilling_DataProcessing/Images/Keypunch.jpg
> Mike Loewen             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology  http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/

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