Need to have a roll of paper punch tape read by a tape reader and printed

Vincent Slyngstad v.slyngstad at
Tue Mar 9 02:41:31 CST 2021

I am a cctalk subscriber, but I don't seem to be getting messages 
reliably any more.  So, I'm replying to the reply, as I never got the 
original query.

Anyway Gary, I'm in Beaverton OR, USA and so quite possibly local, and I 
can read your paper tape easily enough.  Email or a thumb drive or 
whatever so you can print out the result.

I don't think my Teletype is in good enough shape at the moment to make 
you a period correct print-out, though.


On 3/9/2021 12:03 AM, Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctech wrote:
> Gary,
> I don't know if you're in Europe or elsewhere. I'm in the Netherlands, and I could do that free of charge. I'd also make a video recording of the process for your sons education.
> Camiel
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> From: cctech <cctech-bounces at> on behalf of Gary Dye via cctech <cctech at>
> Sent: Monday, March 8, 2021 11:30 PM
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> Subject: Need to have a roll of paper punch tape read by a tape reader and printed
> Hi folks.  I wrote a basketball program in Basic over 40 years ago in high school.  I printed the 13 pages of code, and produced a roll of paper punch tape of the code, but the 13 pages were destroyed, leaving me with only the paper tape.  My 14-year-old son was pretty fascinated to see the roll of computer punch tape -- paper with holes in it! -- that we used to store files in the old days. And that we didn't have computer screens, but only a teletype element that printed -- one letter at a time -- the back-and-forth information between the timeshare computer and the teletype (output). This paper punch tape is the Basic program that I wrote in high school that played a random basketball game (as called by Bill Schonely, radio voice of the Portland Trailblazers). I'm trying to find someone to run it through a tape reader so that I can retrieve the code and play the game again.  I'm hoping to explain the code to Owen so that he might understand the power of coding and get interested in coding.
> Is there anyone out there that I can send my roll of paper tape to such that the code can be restored?  I could pay some compensation for your troubles.
> Much appreciated,
> Gary
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