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History Of Computing Hardware - 1801: Punched Card Technology
... which 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 ...
History Of Programming Languages - Before 1940
... Herman Hollerith realized that he could encode information on punch cards when he observed that train conductors encode the appearance of the ticket ... Hollerith then encoded the 1890 census data on punch cards ... Punch cards allowed 80 columns, but some of the columns had to be used for a sorting number on each card ...
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 ...

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