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Fold, Spindke and Mutilate

For such an innocuous little piece of paper, the computer punch card has loomed large in modern life. When they first started fluttering out of bills and statements in the 1950s, the cards were hailed as harbingers of the computer age, a golden time when machines would take over the tedious work and free people for a fuller life. In the 1960s, though, the cards were transmogrified into the symbol of alienation in a society where machines had run amuck. The somewhat bossy injunction printed on the cards became a...

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