does any read punch cards anymore?
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Thu Sep 1 11:38:23 CDT 2005
>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf at siconic.com>
>On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Brad Parker wrote:
>> Another punch card question.
>> Of those who've read cards recently, was moisture a problem? i.e. did
>> the cards ever swell due to moisture and then jam, or was this not a
>> problem? just curious.
>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.
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