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

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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)

Want to punch a computer card? Go here:
https://www.masswerk.at/keypunch/

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 #5 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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Visit RubyDog's Post Office for all things postal:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRubyPostOffice
We're happy to combine shipping between our two shops.

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ascubed Nov 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was nicely protected and looks great. Exactly what I expected. Can't wait to use them. Throw back to my high school days.

Donna D Mar 24, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are perfect. Exactly what I needed. I couldn’t believe how fast the shipping was. Very impressed. Thank you.

Donna D Mar 24, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are perfect. Exactly what I needed. I couldn’t believe how fast the shipping was. Very impressed. Thank you.

Jessica W. Jul 24, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are so freaking cool, and in perfect condition!

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Listed on Sep 16, 2021