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

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

Description

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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; 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.

Why not fold one in half and use it as the cover for a small notebook like Jekaterina from the Etsy shop '640kbytes' did? (Image #4)

Computers have come a long way since the '70's. There was a time when you laboriously punched out numbers on card after card, in order to program the monstrous, mainframe computer. If you accidentally dropped them and they got out of order, that was the end of your program! Picture #7 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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Leanne Bishop

Leanne Bishop

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Shop rating

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Millana Feb 9, 2020

nan Jan 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Cards in excellent condition, shipped quickly and carefully. Thanks!

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lannanjan Dec 3, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Loved this product; punch cards are hard to get. It was shipped as shown and it arrived in good time. The seller was in touch and keen to help. I would not hesitate to use this seller again.

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Justine MacDonald Aug 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
As described. Speedy shipping. Looking forward to using this in my art!

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