punchcard svg file available

Rich Alderson RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
Thu Sep 10 12:35:33 CDT 2015

From: Al Kossow
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 5:53 AM

> On 9/10/15 4:38 AM, simon wrote:

>> https://hack42.nl/wiki/Bestand:Punchcard.svg

> they are PUNCHED cards
> look at ALL of the documentation of the period
> NO ONE called them PUNCH cards


I have to disagree with you, based on 46 years of working with the damned
things.  Usage trumps prescriptivism in the form of documentation:  Even
the keypunch operators of my youth called them "punch cards".

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Rich Alderson
Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computer Museum
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Seattle, WA 98134

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