ebay - cardamatic

From: John A. Dundas III <dundas_at_caltech.edu>
Date: Mon Feb 14 17:50:58 2005

At 5:20 PM -0600 2/14/05, Jay West wrote:
>The cardamatic discussion reminded me....
>I have a beautiful HP optical card reader I'm going to be restoring
>at some point. It was used (in my high school anyways) to read BASIC
>programs in to 2000/Access. The cards it used were standard optical
>mark cards as far as the paper and size goes, but the preprinted
>markings on the card were very specific to TSB. One checkbox to
>select which basic statement, etc.

Did they look like the card about half way down this page?


The EduSystems from DEC (PDP-8) supported a similar card. See:


>I have a carton of these cards, but was wondering if I should need
>more - what's the best way to get more as I'm sure they aren't made
>anymore. Take one to a printer and have them print that text on a
>bunch of blanks?

I don't see why not.

Received on Mon Feb 14 2005 - 17:50:58 GMT

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