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What is Wrong with Cards and Tapes, December 21, 1953, Technical Report, IBM Engineering Laboratory. Werner Buchholz.

What is Wrong with Cards and Tapes, December 21, 1953, Technical Report, IBM Engineering Laboratory.

, IBM Engineering Laboratory, Poughkeepsie, NY 1953, 13 typescript pages 8.5x11, stapled at top.
Condition: Good to very good, staples at top left and center rusty but holding secure, paper bent vertically along 2-hole punched margin, some toning with paper acidity and age, pages clean.
Price: $45.00
Item no. R285
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Technical Report, front page with 3 boxes - title and author in one, Note - please consider the contents of this report CONFIDENTIAL. This paper has been prepared to furnish information on the progress of new developments in the Engineering Laboratory... in the second box;

and Abstract in the third box -- Various recording media, present and proposed, are discussed, including punched cards, magnetics cards, printed cards, punched tape, and magnetic tape. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate further discussion on the basic functions of recording media for accounting purposes, so that in the search for improved techniques we do not overlook the advantages of present cards and tapes. At this stage it appears as if magnetic cards may be a competitor for magnetic tapes and be useful for random-access storage as well, whereas the printed card read by character recognition techniques is the most promising replacment for the punched card (from the front cover sheet).