Vintage Computer Punch Cards / 1970's Mainframe Data Processing / Artist Trading Card, Junk Journal, Pen Pal Swap, Smash + Altered Book, ATC

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Vintage from the 1970s

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5, 10 or 25 computer punch cards
7 3/8 x 3 1/4 in
18.7 x 8.3 cm
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Lots of great uses for these nostalgic bits of computer history - gift them to your favourite geek to use as bookmarks; fold one in half and use it as the cover for a small notebook: cut them up for artist trading cards; incorporate them into your junk journal; create a pocket in an altered book; paint watercolour images and designs on them, so the numbers show through; etc. etc. etc.

Computers have come a long way since the '70's. There was a time when you labouriously punched out numbers on card after card, in order to program the monstrous, mainframe computer. If you accidently dropped them and they got out of order, that was the end of your program! Picture # 6 shows a stack of 62,500 punched cards — 5 MB worth — that held the control program for the giant SAGE military computer network.
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