Punch Card

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When I was at University a couple of years ago, part of my course was computer sciences. To write a program it was necessary to use punch cards. Once punched, the bundle of cards had to be submitted to a computer technician who then ‘ran’ the program, and the report was returned up to 24 hours later on a print out. It was disappointing when the report said ‘error line 71’, and particularly so if it was a missed comma!

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