chips (was Re: Reading ancient paper digital media (wasRe: HamurabiFocal source))
rodsmallwood at btconnect.com
Tue Apr 6 00:38:03 CDT 2010
That would be the same IBM who refer to hard disks as dazdi's!
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On 4/5/10 1:07 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> As to punched cards I never heard the rectangular punchings referred to as
> 'chips' on either side of the Atlantic.
I refer you, then, to most IBM punched card documentation on bitsavers.
page 13, for example:
Slightly to the right of the machine, as you look at it from the rear,
is a removable box, which is the receptacle for the punching chips as
they are cut out. This box can be easily removed, when necessary, by
lifting a catch that locks it into position. The chip box should be
removed and emptied daily."
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