Have you personally used a computer which used...

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Poll posted 5 years ago.

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  • K Myers - 5 years ago

    I answered yes to punch card originally because I felt that punch tape was a close enough match. Then I felt remorseful for a moment, until I remembered that I had actually used a computer in college that used punch cards. The only one I didn't check was tape reels; I used them on data transmission and printing equipment but I never got to touch or even see the host computer as it "lived" several states away. The data transmission was 300 bps; I remember how excited we were to move up to 1200 bps.

  • Louis - 5 years ago

    I started with 90 column punched cards in 1952, progressed to tape reels in 1995, Programmed a varity of computers through 1968. Moved to management through 1992. Floppies a way of life during the early days of the PC. Only recently has my home computer lacked devices other than a printer. Sixty years of this, and life goes on. Interesting poll.

  • Louis - 5 years ago

    I started with 90 column punched cards in 1952, progressed to tape reels in 1995, Programmed a varity of computers through 1968. Moved to management through 1992. Floppies a way of life during the early days of the PC. Only recently has my home computer lacked devices other than a printer. Sixty years of this, and life goes on. Interesting poll.

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