Artifact Details

Title

Punched paper tape

Catalog Number

102741355

Type

Software

Dimensions

overall: 1 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in

Description

Written on the tape in pencil is, "WOMPUS" and an arrow indicating the direction of feed. A label attached to the tape read, "HUNT THE WOMPUS GAME." An internet search found a game named "HUNT THE WUMPUS" that was originally written by Gregory Yob in BASIC in 1972 - 1973.

Category

Memory & storage/tape

Credit

Gift of Chris Garcia

Lot Number

X7365.2015