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January 8, 1889: Hollerith Tabulating Machine Patent

Herman Hollerith Tabulating Machine

Herman Hollerith Tabulating Machine

1889 – Herman Hollerith obtains a patent for his Tabulating machine. It’s a punch card system that will be used in compiling consensus statistics beginning in 1890.Wikazine – Full show notes for January 8

  • the DOJ drops the IBM anti-trust case
  • Night Trap will get re-released when the video game industry puts out the new rating system.
  • Netgear is founded
  • Palm Pre is announced
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June 15: Computing Tabulating Recording Company (aka IBM) Incorporated

CTR

CTR

1911 - The Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) is incorporated. It was built between the Computing Scale Company of America, The Tabulating Machine Company and The International Time Recording Company of New York. Later, this company would be renamed to International Business Machines (IBM)

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 15
[dithstand]

  • 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flies a Kite
  • 1983 - Microsoft eXtended Basic (MSX)
  • 1982 - Arcades and the First Amendment
  • 2006 - Bill Gates announces he is stepping down from CEO of Microsoft
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June 8: Herman Hollerith Gets Patent for Punch Card Reader

Hollerith Punch Card Reader

June 8, 1887: Herman Hollerith gets Patent for  Hollerith Punch Card Reader

1887 – Herman Hollerith is a pioneer. His creations in the 19th century were detrimental in modern computing. Herman Hollerith’s creations helped the United States create a Census. On June 8th he received a patent for a punch card reader, which was used in many fashions, including school attendance, for almost 100 years. Hollerith’s Punch card system also has been at the point of controversy – IBM was sued using the Alien Tort Claims Act because Hollerith machines were used in the 1933 census. This ultimately gave Adolf Hitler a full list of Germans and Jews in Germany. It was so useful to the Nazis, apparently a machine was set at each concentration camp. Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 8 [dithstand]

  • Intel introduces the 8086 processor
  • Yahoo acquires Viaweb
  • Apple introduces the iPhone 3GS
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