Chad enuffa dis? (continued)
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16 November 2000, WASHINGTON POST, pg. C1--Chad was this week suggested by
some members of the American Dialect Society for consideration as "word of
the year." (Evan Morris interviewed--ed.)
20 November 2000, LOS ANGELES TIMES, pg. E1--In fact, the word is up for the
American Dialect Society's "word of the year".... (Laurence Horn
interviewed, denies a Mr. Chadless--ed.)
For assurance, we turn to the Oxford English Dictionary's Jesse
Sheidlower, principal editor of the North American division. "Chad," he
sniffs, was already under consideration for inclusion before this brouhaha.
1921--TECHNICAL TERMS. BRIEF DEFINITIONS OF SOME OF THE THEORETICAL AND
PRACTICAL WORDS AND TERMS USED IN CONNECTION WITH TELEGRAPHY AND TELEPHONY
(Post Office Engineering Department, London). No "chad."
1925--DICTIONARY OF TECHNOLOGICAL TERMS USED IN ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION
(Verlag von Julius Springer, Berlin) by O. Sattelberg. No "chad."
1969--STANDARD DICTIONARY OF COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING (Hayden
Book Co., NY) by Martin H. Weik, pg. 52:
_chad_--A piece of material removed from a paper tape, card, or other medium,
when forming a hole or notch in the medium for the purpose of storing or
recording data. (Synonymous with _chip_ (2).)
_chadded tape_--See _tape, chadded_.
_chadless_--Pertaining to cards or tape in which each chad is left fastened
by about a quarter of the circumsference of the hole, usually at the leading
edge. Chadless punching is useful where it is undesirable to destroy
information written or printed on the cards or tape or undesirable to produce
chad. Only mechanical-feeler type reading mechanisms can be used to sense or
read chadless tape or cards, since the presence of a chadin the tape would
seriously hamper the reliable electrical or photoelectric reading of the
paper tape or (Col. 2--ed.) punched cards. (Further clarified by _chad_.)
_chadless tape_--See _tape, chadless_.
1970--TECHNICAL DICTIONARY OF DATA PROCESSING-COMPUTERS-OFFICE MACHINES
(Pergamon Press, Berlin) by Dr. Erich Burger.
(English-French-German-Russian) Pg. 59:
_chaded paper tape_
_chadless paper tape_
_chads_ pl, chips pl
1970--FUNK & WAGNALL'S DICTIONARY OF DATA PROCESSING TERMS (Funk & Wagnalls,
NY) by Harold A. Rodgers, pg. 12, col. 2:
_chad_ n. The fragment of material removed to form a punch in a storage
material, as tape or cards.
_chadded_ adj. Indicating a punching operation performed on tape that
results in the production of chad.
_chadless_ adj. Indicating a punching operation performed on tape that
results in the production of no chad.
_chadless tape_ Perforated tape from which the chad does not fully separate,
facilitating explanatory printing on the tape.
_chad tape_ FULLY PERFORATED TAPE.
1972--GLOSSARY OF COMPUTING TERMINOLOGY (CMM Information Corporation, NY) by
C. L. Meek, pg. 35, col. 1:
_chad_ A small piece of paper tape or punch card removed when punching a
hole to represent information. (Source is the 1962 Bureau of the Budget's
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING GLOSSARY--ed.)
_chad_ The circular piece of paper removed from paper tape where a hole is
punched. (Source is General Electric's undated GLOSSARY OF PROCESS COMPUTER
_chad tape_ _See_ fully perforated tape. (Source is the undated IBM DATA
_chadded tape_ Perforated tape, paper. The chad completely removed.
(Source is the undated IBM GLOSSARY FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING--ed.)
_chadded paper tape_ _See_ tape, chadded paper.
_chadless_ A type of punching of paper tape in which each chad is left
fastened by about a quarter of the circumference of the hole, at the leading
edge. This mode of punching is useful where it is undesirable to destroy
information written or printed on the punched tape or where it is undesirable
to produce chads. Chadless punched paper tape must be sensed by mechanical
(Col. 2--ed.)fingers, for the presence of chad un the tape would interfere
with reliable electrical or photoelectric reading of the paper tape.
_chadless paper tape_ _See_ tape, chadless paper.
_chadless tape_ Perforated tape with the chad partially attached, to
facilitate interpretive printing on the tape.
_chadless tape_ Perforated tape with the chad partially removed.
1975--DICTIONARY OF DATA PROCESSING (Newnes-Butterworths, London) by Jeff
Maynard, pg. 28, col. 1:
_chad_ The piece of paper removed when a hole is punched in paper tape or a
_chadded tape_ Paper tape punched in such a way that the CHADS are only
partially removed and remain attached to the tape.
_chadless tape_ Paper tape from which the CHADS have been completely
removed. See also CHADDED TAPE.
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