Fortran Coding Form Pads...

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Wed Jul 31 13:26:01 2002

Sellam Ismail wrote:
> 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
> Are you sure? A punch card is a bit larger than a dollar bill.

The dollar was BIGGER in the 1890's. A good example of how your
buying power is shrinking.
Received on Wed Jul 31 2002 - 13:26:01 BST

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