does any read punch cards anymore?

Vintage Computer Festival vcf at
Thu Aug 25 23:55:24 CDT 2005

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Paul Koning wrote:

> There were several types of card readers for the PDP-11.  One is quite
> small, fairly slow -- the CR11.

The CR11 is a re-badged Documation M200 (200 cards per minute).

> The other is somewhat bigger (either
> a tabletop model or a freestanding unit, depending on hopper size) and
> comparable in speed to mainframe readers -- the CD11.

That's probably the M1000 unit (1000 cards per minute).

> Either one would do very nicely if you happen to have a PDP11 around.
> (Or a VAX? I think VMS had support for them.)

Or an Apple ][ with a 6522 VIA adapater ;)  Or Brian Knittles way cool
USB interface.


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