Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Analog days -

"Card Punch Girl"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"... foolproof systems don't take into account
the ingenuity of fools ..."
- Gene Brown

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Card punching! Oh, I've done that too! A long, long time ago.

Oh those golden days of crazy, lazy summer when there was vacation and no punching.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Did you ever make mistakes on the cards? What happened?

8:17 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I took someone else's card and punched it.
But no harm done. The other one punched my card.

And vice versa.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

So, the four of you got a little punchy then? Good work!

8:24 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Yes, it was a blast!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Mick said...


12:50 PM  
Blogger Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Great quote Mick!

I confess, I have no idea what card punching is!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lucky Dip Lisa:
In the old days, a lot of computers relied on mechanical input data that was read from long, rectangular cards. These cards were coded by punch outs in the cards. Human beings were required to do this task and it was called card punching. :)

4:13 PM  

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