[rescue] Fortran punch cards

Jonathan Katz jon at jonworld.com
Tue Jan 3 20:38:19 CST 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Kurt M. Nowak <kurt.m.nowak at gmail.com> wrote:
> My father who is a retired physicist with severe dementia left us a
> collection of about 400lbs (~40 shoe boxes worth?) of Fortran 77 punch cards
> from the 70s neatly organized in a steel cabinet with 11 drawers. I am
> wondering if anyone would like them, or can advise what I should do with
> them - besides the obvious of taking them to the recycling center which I
> will probably end up doing at a last resort...I am located in San Diego, CA.

Sorry to hear about your dad :(

Someone, I'm sure, has a card reader, and we can get this stuff into
ASCII, right?

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