[TUHS] History repeating itself (was: Unix v6 problem with /tmp)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Aug 3 08:38:58 AEST 2016


On Mon, 1 Aug 2016, scj at yaccman.com wrote:

> A Canadian friend of mine, after working in the US for five or so years,
> was returning to Canada about 1969 with five years of research in 20 or 30
> boxes of punched cards in the back of his car.  He was stopped at the
> border and told that he would have to pay duty on the card boxes -- I
> think the total came to over $200.  He argued with them for some time, and
> finally one of the agents opened one of the boxes and said "Oh!  These are
> USED punch cards!  There is no duty."

Not Henry Spencer, perchance?

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