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Re: [ARSCLIST] Format conundrum
80 Column IBM Cards...oh, I love it!
40 samples per card, 1103 cards per second per channel.
That's about 9x4x18 inches for 2206 cards (let's say, I haven't played
with these since my summer job of 1968...and I dropped a box on my
foot and it hurt).
So 650 cu in / sec and perhaps 20 pounds.
40 minutes = 1.56 million cu in, 903 cu ft, 33.5 cu yd. That's the size of
a large garbage truck -- they hold typically 30 cu yd...
Or 48,000 pounds (probably over-limit for the garbage truck) or 24 tons.
Here's what a 20 cu yd garbage truck looks like
Oh, and the punch cards are already compacted...they don't compact any more!
Now, considering we might have a load limit of 100 pounds per square foot
of floor storage, we would need 480 square feet to store one CD's worth of
music on punch cards.
Andy, I liked your story.