80 Column Punched Card

This is a standard, 80 column punched card. The card is three inches high and some idea of scale is given by the coffee cup stain in the middle of this card - clearly it has served as a drinks coaster!

The illustrated card is printed up for use with FORTAN. The first six characters are reserved for FORTRAN line numbers. The last 8 columns are reserved for a sequence number, sometimes used to sort decks of cards back into order if they had been mishandled.

This card was punched by myself in about 1979. The text on this card is a FORTAN FORMAT statement and includes the string 'FACTORIAL PROGRAM BY GREAVES'. Perhaps someone can write a program that reads the rest of the text from this JPEG image!

Punch your own card.