Fortran Coding Form Pads...

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Jul 31 13:20:01 2002

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> The physical dimensions of the punched cards were chosen to match dollar
> bills, so that the processing hardware could make use of existing
> subassemblies. I don't know why that particular hole to hole spacing was
> chosen, but that combined with the size of the cards resulted in 80
> column.

Are you sure? A punch card is a bit larger than a dollar bill.

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