does any read punch cards anymore?
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 15:12:32 CDT 2005
On 8/25/05, Brad Parker <brad at heeltoe.com> wrote:
> Remember punchcards?
> Does anyone read them these days?
> I'm just curious if anyone does, and if they do, how they do it.
I started to write an app in C that could take a medium-res scan of a
punch card (from a fax scanner I have) and "OCR" it, but I kinda lost
interest after I got it as far as locating the edges of the card
within the scan image. I never wrote any code to look for holes.
For volume production, I think it's well worth maintaining a tabletop
card reader. They are somewhat rare, but once you have one working,
it's just as easy to read 2000 cards as to read 20.
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