I remember my technical college days; seeing the computer programming students walking the halls with there shoeboxes full of punch cards. What a headache if you dropped that box!
That was 1982, I cant imagine many years of that followed.
The computer lab had real to real data banks. It also had a couple IBM 14 inch RAMAC hard drives. All of this stuff is museum stuff these days.
posted on 11/01/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
I graduated college in 1990. Up until a year before I graduated I was still registering for classes using hollerith cards just like the ones pictured above.
posted on 11/01/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT
by Celtic Conservative
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