You and me both.
And going back to a previous comment - perhaps paper tape should have been included in the earlier question about how long a roll of tape would have been required.
Incidentally, I was always amazed that the wartime code-breaking machine Colossus was able to read paper tape at 5000 characters per second!
5000 characters per second @ a pitch of 0.1" / character
= 500 in/sec
= 41.67 ft/sec
= 28.4 mph