Dec core mem on eBay

From: David V. Corbin <>
Date: Fri Feb 6 22:08:36 2004

>>> If you never dropped a box on unmarked, non-sequenced cards, you havent
>>> lived!!!

>>If they are unmarked, there is no problem ;)

I was not referring to un-punched cards, but rather to cards that contained
ordered data (such as program source without line numbers) which had not
been marked with a pen/pencil/crayon diagonally across the top of the deck.

Without the mark, sorting out the cards was virtually impossible. At least
with a diagonal mark each card would have a short line on the top edge.
Cards from the front of the deck would have the line on the left, cards from
the back on the right. This gave a quick method of getting the cards back
into order. A card that was out of sequence would show rather quickly when
the deck was re-assembled.
Received on Fri Feb 06 2004 - 22:08:36 GMT

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