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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?


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!

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


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


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

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

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.


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.

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



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

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

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

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