[rescue] Fortran punch cards
Kurt M. Nowak
kurt.m.nowak at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 22:27:57 CST 2012
On 1/3/2012 6:28 PM, Derrik Walker wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2012, at 9:17 PM, Kurt M. Nowak wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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.
> Are those punched cards with actual code on them?
> If so, I wonder what it would take to get the contents off? There might be something interesting on them.
> - Derrik
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
Yes, they all have code on them - they are high level mathematical
functions. I can take photos of their descriptions if anyone is interested.
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