IBM Adopts the Eighty-Column Punched Card, Standard for the Next 50 Years

1928
<p>A 12-row/80-column IBM punched card.</p>

A 12-row/80-column IBM punched card.

In 1928 IBM adopted the eighty-column punched card, the standard punched card format for about the next fifty years, and one of IBM's most profitable products.

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