Re: text file from Linux to windows.
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- Subject: Re: text file from Linux to windows.
- From: Chris Bannister <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 01:54:55 +1200
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On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 08:57:42AM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Doug writes:
> >> IIRC, each card had a sequence number. I don't know if they had
> >> card-sorter machines.
> > Yes, of course we had sorters. Card sorting machines are much older than
> > computers: it's what punch cards were invented for. Ask Wikipedia to tell
> > you about Herman Hollerith. Don't you kids study history?
> > --
> > John Hasler
> As I recall Hollerith developed the card "reader" which also sorted cards
> and his special punched card format for the census bureau in the US. The
> bureau is required by law to take a census every 4(I think) years. The
> data had become so voluminous that they were unable to tabulate the data
> from the last survey before it was time for the next survey. Hollerith
> used his invention to start a company which became IBM
The Jacquard Loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie
Jacquard in 1801
punched cards in connection with computing in 1890 by Herman Hollerith
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