Fortran Coding Form Pads...

From: Huw Davies <>
Date: Thu Aug 1 02:45:00 2002

At 10:28 AM 31/07/2002 +0200, Andreas Freiherr wrote:

>I have heard that the gauge of today's railway tracks (1435mm or 4'
>8.5"), and hence even the dimensions of Space Shuttle's boosters go back
>to ancient Roman vehicles built to the width of two horse's backs, maybe
>true or maybe not. But, why did punched cards have just 80 columns?

I'd always been told that "standard gauge" was based on the track of
The Rocket - Stephenson's first steam locomotive.

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