Punch Cards

Some articles on cards, punch cards, punch:

History Of Programming Languages - Before 1940
... The Jacquard loom, invented in 1801, used holes in punched cards to represent sewing loom arm movements in order to generate decorative patterns automatically ... Herman Hollerith realized that he could encode information on punch cards when he observed that train conductors encode the appearance of the ticket holders on the train ... Hollerith then encoded the 1890 census data on punch cards ...
History Of Computing Hardware - 1801: Punched Card Technology
... the pattern being woven was controlled by punched cards ... The series of cards could be changed without changing the mechanical design of the loom ... Punch cards were preceded by punch bands, as in the machine proposed by Basile Bouchon ...
Optical Mark Recognition - History
... Two early forms of OMR are paper tape and punch cards which use actual holes punched into the medium instead of pencil filled circles on the medium ... Punch cards were created in 1890 and were used as input devices for computers ... The use of punch cards declined greatly in the early 1970s with the introduction of personal computers ...

Famous quotes containing the words cards and/or punch:

    Oft have I played at cards and dice,
    Because they were so enticing;
    But this is a sad and sorrowful day
    To see my apron rising.
    Unknown. The Rantin Laddie (l. 1–4)

    I never had anybody but you ... not a real husband ... not even a man.... It’s a bad joke without a punch line.
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)