fortran-inch

n.

  1. A measure of data approximately equivalent to 10,224 bytes; that is, the data content of 72-column 0.007-inch thick punch cards that fit in a one-inch wide container.

How will we measure data in yards, you ask? Simple - we will return to the ancient days of computing and revive the first portable standard for data transport - the punch card! —Andrew Ducker, “A modest technological proposal in praise of imperialism”

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