punch card

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punch card

(pŭnch kard),
A card on which data are stored by means of holes made in specified positions so that data can be sorted, processed, and analyzed; method still used in developing world.
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Although it was popular for access control about 15 years ago, the Hollerith card is now used primarily in parking facilities and hotel room door locks.
Officials used his famous Hollerith cards to count the 1890 census in a single year compared to the eight years it took to tabulate the results of the 1880 census.
In his years with the federal government, he has gone from using Hollerith cards for data analysis to developing Decision Support 2000+, a set of mental health data standards and an information infrastructure designed to improve quality of care.