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Who invented punch tape?

In 1880s, Tolbert Lanston invented the Monotype System, which consisted of a keyboard (typesetting machine) and a composition caster. The tape, punched with the keyboard, was later read by the caster, which produced lead type according to the combinations of holes in 0, 1, or more of 31 positions.

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Correspondingly, how does punched tape work?

Punch tape. Similar to a punch card, punch tape is used with some early computers as a means to store and input data into the computer. Instead of storing the data on individual cards punch tape stores data on rolls of paper containing punched holes representing the data being inputted or outputted.

Additionally, what is computer paper tape? Paper tape is a slow, low-capacity, sequential medium for data storage that was used on early communications and computing devices. Paper tape is also known as perforated paper tape.

Correspondingly, who developed the first punch card machine?

Herman Hollerith Semyon Korsakov

Are punch cards still used?

Punched card. Many early digital computers used punched cards as the primary medium for input of both computer programs and data. While punched cards are now obsolete as a storage medium, as of 2012, some voting machines still use punched cards to record votes.

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