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Joep L. Blom wrote:

I assume you never worked with the folded papertape used with the DEC PDP-8!

Other than the folds, there was no difference between folded tape and the usual rolled stuff. Some punches and readers were designed to hold fan fold tape, but could work with the other just as well. Folded tape's main benefit was it was easier to keep in a neat pile. You could also get trays that could be used to store several fan fold tapes. One thing that punch tape, folded or not, was useful for was making Möbius strips. ;-)

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