does any read punch cards anymore?

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at
Thu Sep 1 17:00:55 CDT 2005

>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf at>
>On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> >Never had a problem with this.  Most of the problems I have are cards that
>> >have not been stored appropriately and have bent or otherwise deformed
>> >over time.  It's a bitch having to bend them back flat (a process of
>> >bending with my hands, over my knee, and in some cases when they just
>> >won't cooperate, whacking them repeatedly over the edge of a table).
>>  You should use a steam iron.
>You mean on all 30,000 of them? :)

Hi Sellam
 Maybe one of those industrial steam irons used at the
commercial laundries. I was thinking that you were
dealing with them one at a time. For bulk, you might look
into how the banks iron bills. They have some method
that means they have some kind of machine to handle
the problem. These machine must be making it to scrap

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