Punching Your Ticket

March 4, 2010
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In the dark ages of computer programming, mainframes like the IBM System 360 relied on keypunch cards for both program and data input. Programs consisted of huge stacks of cards arranged in a specific sequence, which, if spilled, lent a new meaning to the phrase “system crash.” My father’s entry into the world of mainframe […]

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