See this - ancient IBM video (although it's probably film...)

This is so... It's back then, it's like teaching cave-men how to arrive at 42...



What did typing-pools make of this?
Punch-cards, magnetic- ah such good old stuff
Retro', very retro', and in parts quite profound.

And it's ... Cholmondley-Warner?


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Sky Woulf6 years ago
i remember playing on the punchcard machines while my dad worked in a computer room like the one shown when i was little. it was at the IBM building in NYC!
lemonie (author)  Sky Woulf6 years ago

Thanks for the comment, I'd forgotten about it and watched them again.

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catfish237 years ago
lemonie (author)  catfish237 years ago
That's thinking ahead, but probably no computing power was used at all in making it...

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 None at all, probably!
kelseymh7 years ago
I am truly impressed at the blatant sexism in the opening title sequence.  They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
LOL!
Notice he grudgingly adds "... and women..." at 20:35 or so.
lemonie (author)  V-Man7377 years ago
Yea it starts out with man, but you get to realise the men are going to get women to do most of the keyboard-mashing... until there's something fun you can do with a computer.

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Hey, keep even more in mind that the first computers (so named) were women, employed at Los Alamos to do the number crunching for the theorists.
lemonie (author)  kelseymh7 years ago
I thought they were the guys who drew up log tables and such?

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