Medieval methods... (was Re: Got a question....PDP? VAX?)

From: Christian Fandt <>
Date: Tue Mar 16 21:14:49 1999

Upon the date 09:19 AM 3/16/99 -0600, John Foust said something like:
>At 01:52 PM 3/14/99 -0500, Max Eskin wrote:
>>Hey! Who you callin' a newbie :) In the timeline of data entry so far,
>>paper tape and toggle switches are most certainly medeival. [sic]
>Hey, there's a roll of paper tape for sale on eBay, current bid $17... :-)

Isn't that a hoot! Over on the Greenkeys (Teletype) reflector a few of us
got a chuckle out of it. The seller calls it "Ticker Tape" :) Looks quite
like 1" paper tape for an ASR33 or Friden Flexowriter. One comment was that
it looked dried out (ASR33 paper tape is lightly oiled to lube the punch.)
$17? Sheesh.

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA
Member of Antique Wireless Association
Received on Tue Mar 16 1999 - 21:14:49 GMT

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