[LMB] OT: Prime News

Louie Chubb louie at chubb.wattle.id.au
Wed Nov 15 23:38:04 GMT 2017


I remember one of the early systems I worked on had continuation cards, which
allowed it to be extended beyond 80 char.

LucyC

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 02:28:29PM +0000, Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:35:41 -0500, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >The root of the problem was getting all the information on one 80 column 
> >card. Having more the information on more than one card caused operational
> >problems.  The 80 column card carried way into the age of mag tape and disk 
> >drives even.
> 
> I remember 80-column cards, I've even punched them.  But the system I
> was working on could cope with 132 columns even back in 1980 when I
> first encountered it (now does 998).


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