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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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1889: American inventor Herman Hollerith patented his tabulator, the first device for data processing.
But his victory doesn't fix some of the essential problems with electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail or the dubious central tabulator computers that are as open to hacking as any other personal computer.
Equipment includes a tabulator, calculator, sorter, collator, reproducer, three keypunches, two verifiers and a card interpretator.
Using the applicable mailing instructions, mail the ballot to the independent tabulator.
Computer antecedents are characterized by Herman Hollerith's electrically operated tabulator, which utilized printed punched cards, that was used to process 1890 census data.
He was spurred to write it after a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, where he saw, prominently displayed, a punch-card tabulator identified as a product of IBM.
The CDO Evaluator replaces the Risk Tabulator Model and the CDO Structuring Model, respectively, used for CDOs backed by ABS (asset-backed securities) and corporate bonds/loans.
Collection of temporal data with the duration tabulator.
In effect, Rehnquist claimed, if a properly functioning punch card machine could not read a particular ballot, the ballot was not a "legal vote" under Florida law, no matter how clearly the voter's intention would seem to a human tabulator.
Northwestern created one called the "Modular Grant Budget Tabulator," to figure out how many modules you need for each year of the grant.
The tabulator immediately announced results that were dominated by threes.