Re: Boulder Pledge
> From: Edward Craig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Well, some of us still run to terminal mode, but it's all based on
> Hollderith cards, I tell you, all because of IBM and the IRS.
Well, there's also a little factor from how many characters in a readable
font size fit across a standard size sheet of paper.
When you throw in fixed-width characters (as on a typewriter) and some
margins, you can get 80 characters per line (for pica (10 characters
I wouldn't be surprised if Hollerith cards' width of 80 characters
was partially derived from that.