Hollerith (was: lk401 keyboard protocol?

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sun Feb 22 21:31:29 2004

> > > 39th? Shouldn't it be older than that?

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> But there already were IBM Hollerith machines in World War II, weren't there?
> I even remember reading about Nazis using them for bean counting in their camps.
> So how can it only be 39 years old? WW2 ended in 1945, so it must be at least
> 2004-1945=59 years old.

Yes, young ones.
The 1890 census was, indeed, before World War II.

Hollerith Tabulating Company was absorbed in about 1915 into
Calculating-Tabulating-Recording Co., which changed name to
IBM in about 1925

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Sun Feb 22 2004 - 21:31:29 GMT

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