Our communication with computers started with punch cards in 1800. Thanks to the loom ‘s invention, the Hollerith Card and, later, the IBM Cards. Programmers and scientists would code, debug, and generate output using such cards. I managed to get a collection of such cards. A sample is shown below, along with the cards ‘ origin and labels. The cards vary from ale University Computer Center, Northwestern University, IBM, Sears, COBOL, Department of Defense, Columbus Laboratories, University of Minnesota, IBM 360, IBM 1620, and more.
Apr 2, 2021
While reading Tracy Kidder book “The Soul of a New Machine” which tells the entrepreneurship history of minicomputers, I remembered the VAX terminal machines we used at the American University of B...