Storage - Paper Tape/Card Selection:
|1) 2753A Tape Punch (1966)|
|2) 2737A Paper Tape Reader (1966)|
|3) 2760A Optical Mark Reader (1967)|
|4) 2748 Paper Tape Reader (1969)|
|5) 9860A Card Reader (1971)|
|6) 9863A Paper Tape Reader (1972)|
|7) 2892A Card Reader (1972)|
|8) 2895 Tape Punch (1972)|
|9) 2950A Card Reader (1972)|
|10) 7260A Card Reader (1973)|
|11) 9870A Card Reader (1974)|
|12) 2894A Card Reader/Punch (1974)|
In the 1960s, the primary means of mass storage in the computer industry was paper, either punched tape or punched cards. The media (paper) and the hardware (readers and punchers) for this technology were relatively inexpensive. Paper tapes and cards were also reliable.
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