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Subject:RE: Back to the Dark Ages. From:"Nancy Kaminski" <nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:53:27 -0500
> <chuckle/> The punch cards were also just right for cleaning the
> slots in a wind tunnel model of a circulation control rotor.
> Exactly the right thickness and sturdy enough to hold up.
> But I like your shuttle story better.
My secondary use for punch cards is not nearly so glamourous as space
shuttles and wind tunnels. I have a treasured box of unpunched hot pink
cards that are absolutely perfect for using as a marker for lines of
text (put the card under the line of hard copy text I need to work with,
I mean). Not as bulky as a ruler, just as wide as the paper, and a nice
color. I use one until the edge is wavy and then get out another one. I
don't know what I'll do when I run out of cards---of course, I've had
this box since 1982, so it'll probably last me to retirement. <g>
nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com
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