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

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 Woulf (author)2011-07-24

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!

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lemonie (author)Sky Woulf2011-07-24


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

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lemonie (author)catfish232010-04-19

That's thinking ahead, but probably no computing power was used at all in making it...

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catfish23 (author)lemonie2010-04-20
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kelseymh (author)2010-04-18

I am truly impressed at the blatant sexism in the opening title sequence.  They just don't make 'em like that anymore.

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V-Man737 (author)kelseymh2010-04-19

LOL!
Notice he grudgingly adds "... and women..." at 20:35 or so.

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lemonie (author)V-Man7372010-04-19

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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kelseymh (author)lemonie2010-04-19

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.

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lemonie (author)kelseymh2010-04-19

I thought they were the guys who drew up log tables and such?

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kelseymh (author)lemonie2010-04-19

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_computer#Wartime_computing_and_the_invention_of_electronic_computing

However, you're right about one thing -- the name goes back to the 17th Century.

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Kryptonite (author)kelseymh2010-04-20
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kelseymh (author)2010-04-18

Speaking of spell-checkers...  I fixed one of your keywords, as I presume you weren't meaning to reference the Independent Monitoring Board... :-)

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-04-18

 I thought I spotted a cameo of Alfred Hitchcock in the beginning...

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Kiteman (author)2010-04-18

...and it was made in the days before spell-checkers as well...

;-)

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