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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] CD Backups
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 00:36:01 -0500
Ronald J. Emery wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- Wayne Barner wrote:
>>The 80 column card nomenclature was the IBM 5081. Columns 1 - 72 for
>>program or data, column 73-80 for sequence numbers. I cut my programming
>>teeth on the old 407. No keyboard, no console. It was programmed by
>>physically plugging wires on a board that fit into the right side of the
>>very large machine.
>The height of sophistication was if you could wire the 407 board so that a
>two digit month would print out as a result of values punched in a single
>column. Do you still remember how to do it?
Sure, I wrote the book (in the Navy) for the Data Processing persons to set
up the punch board for the reports that they had to run. But this was
originally on a 403 machine. It was easier on the 407. Now where did I
put that book? Oh yes, I think it is up in the attic.
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