Seems that there is no clear origin of the word "chad". See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_%28paper%29.
In about 1972 a female friend that was working for IBM in Atlanta at the time, dumped about 10 lbs of the stuff at a party. It was still being cleaned up years later.
There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...
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