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ILikeMentalism
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Dear Community,

I'm looking for informations about the so called "Computer Cards" (cards with punched holes which represent a binary system).
Nick Trost published in his booklet series Folios (No. 3) two versions and explains that the basic idea was developed by a mathematic student from Cincinatti.
Beside that I own one whole deck (52 cards) working on the same principle.

Anyone knows some backround information?

Who invented it?
Where and when it was sold?
Hints where to find advertisement for this effect?
Where to find adaptions of the principle?
Any hints for books, DVD's or effects which were or are sold using this principle?

Hoping for input from this lovely community Smile

All the best wishes

IlikeMentalism
J Christensen
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The name associated with these cards is Paul Swinford. I once bought a deck of thespecial cards from him and a long (knitting needle length) sorting rod. If I remember more I'll post again.
topchange52
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Meir Yehid had a routine in his book which turned the deck minto a "computer" which when programmed located a selected card
Magiguy
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Not sure if this helps, but Martin Lewis had an effect called "Computer Lie Detector" that was marketed in the '70's. It was also written up in his book Martin's Miracles as "The Computer Cards."
ILikeMentalism
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Thank you very much for your support!
Can anyone tell me where to find the routine by Meir Yedid?
I got the hint, that a routine of this kind is also to find in Jeff Busby's Epoptica/Issue 8. Can anyone tell me if this is the case?
Again Thank You for your kind support!
topchange52
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The Meir Yehid effect is Compu card from the book "The incredible close up of Meir Yehid."

Regards................
Craig Matsuoka
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