Punch Card Humor

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Fri Mar 8 12:44:15 2002

> On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
> > Years ago, in the book "Steal this Book", Abbie Hoffman
> > suggested that anytime you end up with a punch card, in
> > order to be a troublemaker, soak the card in some solution
> > that, once the card is dried, has cause it to shrink
> > uniformly so that it will jam the reader.
> > As you can see, he wasn't much of a "fan" of "the system".
> Why not just punch some extra holes in it?
> /* was quite useful with 360 JCL

Hmmm... that sounds familiar, he may have
suggested that as an alternative method,
using a razor blade... he'd have been
pretty clueless about a keypunch, I think
(although he started as a suit-and-tie guy).

Received on Fri Mar 08 2002 - 12:44:15 GMT

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