M200 interfacing

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Dec 29 18:33:00 2002

On Sun, 29 Dec 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> And don't forget the silliness of punching graphic images on cards. I was
> showing punch cards to my OS class, including portapunch (right after a
> certain Florida election). I wanted to show them some of the variations,
> such as round-hole and other sizes (there are some great stories about
> some of those!), and the only example of the half sized card that I had
> was punched with holes making a picture of a hand giving the finger.

I won't make an effort to read those cards ;)

> Why not just read two columns, each of which is twelve bits, pass that
> as three bytes of raw binary, and then decode in the host machine?

That's a pretty good idea. But I kinda prefer programming on the Apple
//e and like the idea of having it do the translation so that it spits
out raw ASCII. Plus it's much funner ;)

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