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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The committee in charge of the 1910 study created a set of codes for standard forty-five-column Hollerith cards, because "There were so many companies who desired to use the Hollerith machines in supplying the data for the Committee.
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.
While I began using computers in my 20s (remember Hollerith cards and keypunch machines?