IBM 557 Alphabetic Interpreter??

From: James Willing <>
Date: Mon Mar 29 23:22:43 1999

At 09:07 PM 3/29/99 -0800, Derek wrote:
>...what makes you think it looks like a sorter? If it has two output bins
>one input bin, it may simply reject bad cards. If it has more output bins
>then it probably does something I don't know about. (You can tell if it
>really is a sorter because they have about 11 bins -- one for each digit
>plus one for rejects. Sorters are unmistakable.)

Ummm... (hollerith) card sorters (at least the IBM 83 sitting here beside
me) have 13 bins.

0-9, 11, 12, and reject... B^}

(reject... snicker... the 'Hawaii Five-O' story on my web pages...)


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