Reply to post: Re: Paper tape anyone?

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Re: Paper tape anyone?

I wonder how many paper tape readers still exist?

At least five. One standalone, serial interface, three Fridens, and one ASR33. The standalone one is incredibly useful; one of the museum team wrote a utility to write a couple of common formats with it.

Some time ago someone I know wondered how much space 1.4PB 'printed out' on vellum would take. Couldn't help there, but as paper tape it would fill about 11.5 Albert Halls.

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