The History of Computers
The Punch Card
I've decided to shortly tell you how some of the first computing
machines were used (I mean this is the History of Computers isn't it?).
Anyways, in 1890, Herman Hollerith and James Powers successfully
used punch cards in computers. What these two guys did is made
devices that could automatically read the information that was put on the
card, radically reducing the number of errors that were made when it was
humans doing the reading. And one really great thing was, different
problems could be stored on different stacks of cards and accessed when
Woohoo =). Then IBM came along and improved on these devices.
Now of course these computers were incredibly slow, but this was one
small step for computers and one giant step for umm....computerkind?