At 2:28 PM -0500 11/13/00, Richard Weltz wrote:
>First encounter with the term was when machines were run by punched paper
>tape. Spent years trying to figure out some way to possibly re-purpose and
>sell at a profit the vast quantities of chads created by typeshops across the
>continent. Never did come up with any idea -- not any for the punched tape,
>either. They both just remained waste matter, although I still have a nagging
>feeling that I should have been able to come up with some confetti-like
>commercial use for the chads.
I think the Palm Beach Election Committee should be thinking ahead. Assuming Bush wins, they could probably sell the 19,000 ballots as keepsakes to antiabortion zealots as "The Chad Which Ended Roe V. Wade."!