punch card web access?

From: Curt Vendel <curt_at_atarimuseum.com>
Date: Thu Feb 12 13:19:31 2004

Whats Cliff doing these days???

Anybody have Cucko's Egg on tape or DVD that they could mail me, I have
the book and its a great read, I've read it about 3-4 times over the
years, but I never got to tape the aired version.


Fred Cisin wrote:

>>>You know what would be *really* cool (and expensive, and useless...) is
>>>to interface a punch card read/writer so you can punch a google request
>>>card, run it, and have it punch the URLS back out on cards, or print on
>>>paper. Sort of a mixture of far ends of the tech spectrum. It'd make a
>>>great 2 minute sound bite on TechTV.
>>Oh, what fun!
>>I'll put that down as Project #327 in the list of Whimsical Things to do
>>with Old Computers.
>About 10 years ago, Cliff Stoll ("Cuckoo's Egg", "Silicon Snake Oil")
>visited my office, and told me about a project that he wanted to do of
>making an EAM (electro-mechanical) web server, using "cardboard
>technology" (punched cards and paper tape).
>I gave him a badly damaged core module, a few boxes of cards
>and a manual punch.
>I don't think that he ever got around to completing his project,
>but he was just crazy enough to try.
>Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin_at_xenosoft.com

Curt Vendel & Karl Morris
The Atari Museum
The Atari Explorer
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