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Hollerith Electric Tabulating System   The 60 million cards punched in the 1890 United States census were fed manually into machines like this for processing. The dials counted the number of cards with holes in a particular position. The sorter on the right would be activated by certain hole combinations, allowing detailed statistics to be generated. An average operator could process about 7,000 cards a day.

Making Sense of the Census: Hollerith’s Punched Card Solution - CHM Revolution

Netted hammock - really nice for spending a night outside with the boyfriend.. :)

The Netted Cocoon Hammock - Hammacher Schlemmer. Well it's about time! Every backyard could use this. I Hammacher Schlemmer they always have great ideas!

50 years ago, the System/360 mainframe helped NASA send astronauts to the Moon. #Mainframe50

50 years ago, IBM created mainframe that helped send men to the Moon

The IBM 360 was a revolutionary advance in computer system architecture, enabling a family of computers covering a wide range of price and performance.

The IBM AN/FSQ-7 was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a 4-story building (1970s).

IBM was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a building.

UNIVAC I supervisory control console    This console could start, interrupt, and stop the UNIVAC I. The operator used the keyboard to send instructions directly to the computer. An oscilloscope could be connected to the console for maintenance work.

UNIVAC I supervisory control console This console could start, interrupt, and stop the UNIVAC I. The operator used the keyboard to send instructions directly to the computer. An oscilloscope could be connected to the console for maintenance work.

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