Does anyone read them these days?
I'm just curious if anyone does, and if they do,
how they do it.
I use a punch card reader.
Someone approached me with some tapes to read and they
also had 2 boxes
They should use a punch card reader to read them.
I remember a nifty desktop card reader attached to a
PDP-8/L once. I
never used it but it sure seems like it would be easy/fun to wire it up
to something more modern.
Nah, wire it up to the original system it was designed
Do small desktop card readers exist anymore? Anyone
Yes, on both counts :)
The documation readers are somewhat available nowdays, coming out of
election use. I believe early HP's used the documation (never checked that
myself). However, HP did actually produce a punch card reader, model 7261 or
7621 I seem to recall. I have one, and it's not terribly far down my "to be
restored" list. I actually used this same unit in high school on the HP2000,
so it WILL get restored someday. Many fond memories of this unit. Hope I
have enough spare bits to make it run again!