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Re: text file from Linux to windows.

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 08:57:42AM -0700, owens@peak.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
> Larry

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

"One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned
   at the stake while the votes were being counted."  -- Thomas B. Reed

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