Roll of punched tape containing a program or data, almost certainly used in a PDP-8 computer, used by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Melbourne. Both the nature of the data or program and the maker are unknown.

Paper tape is a data storage medium, consisting of a strip of paper in which a pattern of holes is punched to store data. The pattern is read by a device using light to activate light detectors through the holes as the paper tape is moved past. The tape length depends on the program or data to be stored.

Physical Description

A reel of yellow coloured paper tape.

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