Hollerith (was: lk401 keyboard protocol?

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sun Feb 22 22:37:04 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 blstuart_at_bellsouth.net wrote:
> >> > > 39th? Shouldn't it be older than that?
> Methinks ol' Herman must have been born on February 29, 1848.

Feb 29, 1860.

Therefore, 35th birthday (1900 was NOT a leap year)

Some 1890 ASCII keyboards:

The reason why the 1890 census was expected to take too long
to process without Hollerith was:
A) There were too many dinosaurs to count
B) Volts flowed slower in those days
C) They were using MICROS~1 software
D) There was a shortage of 1s to use in making binary
E) The need to invent hanging chad
Received on Sun Feb 22 2004 - 22:37:04 GMT

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