Spelling mistakes!

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Wed Jan 11 09:48:48 EST 2006

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> writes:
> On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 06:57:06 +0000, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>> I suppose most readers aren't old enough to remember the punch card 
>> days, when you would hand your work in on coding sheets to the punch 
>> room and it would be punched onto cards using huge machines (anyone 
>> remember the 026 and 029 punches?).
> 	FORTRAN and COBOL on 029s -- and had to submit the school ID card to
> check-out a drum; coding a drum card was actually taught in the COBOL
> class.

Pretty much everything on the 029. Like you, I had to punch things
myself. And had a drum card with one track for FORTRAN and a second
for ALGOL.

Of course, I was employed to work with them. At one point, I actually
"helped" someone do data processing with the card sorter.

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