[TUHS] The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Nov 7 08:31:08 AEST 2020

[ Getting into COFF territory here, I think ]

On Fri, 6 Nov 2020, Clem Cole wrote:

> But columnĀ 73-80 were 'special' and used to store sequence #s (this was 
> handy when you dropped your card deck, card sorters couldĀ put it back 
> into canonical order).

We used to grab a wide felt-tip pen and draw a diagonal stripe across the 
top of the deck; at least that got you started.

-- Dave, who has dropped the occasional deck

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