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Old 26th September 2007, 18:11   #17
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Punched cards, I remember them - 80 bytes a card, that's a hell of a lot to make 1GB.
I also remember dropping a stack down the stairwell and spending the next two hours sorting them into order again.
We got punched tape soon after, much more better.

Not sure if they count as storage, though that's what it was, they were more an input method(no monitors and keyboards in those days).
Mass storage would have been on magnetic tape and quite a respectable capacity.

Strange but true, the very first programs I wrote were run on a machine built by Cray, a CDC6600.
Never got to see it as such, no one was allowed in the same room.
We just got to hang around the line printer and wait.

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