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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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A nostalgic look back at the 1919 back office, where the handwritten ledgers were on a shelf and the tabulator machine was reading patterns in hand-punched cards, seems quiet and much further removed than 100 years ago.
Tabulator: Exploring and Analyzing Linked Data on the Semantic Web.
(20) One of the earliest automated searching technologies was the Hollerith Tabulator, invented to process punched cards for the 1890 US census and which laid down the foundation of the IBM corporation--see <http://www.columbia.edu/acis/history/tabulator.html>.
Tabulator" to actually be the powerless figure that she represents herself to be (Deer 217, 219).
Scovill, which already used a Hollerith machine to process large quantities of data, added to its operation a Powers tabulator, justifying its need: "The Powers Machine will open up a large field of statistical investigation and presentation" [Davis, 1919, quoted in Yates, 1991, p.
Off the top of my memory stack, here are a few facts to even up the score: 1907 - Coventry Economic Building Society buys first commercial tabulator for doing its books' 1938 - Prof Tommy Flowers invents thermionic valve using own cash which is basis of all early computers' 1942 - world's first computer, Colossus, goes live for decrypting Nazi Enigma intelligence traffic and plays a major part in winning the war'
1889: American inventor Herman Hollerith patented his tabulator, the first device for data processing.
Barbian modify the Hocking County computer vote tabulator before the announcement of the Ohio recount.
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.
One team member served as the tabulator while the other recorded the information.
Equipment includes a tabulator, calculator, sorter, collator, reproducer, three keypunches, two verifiers and a card interpretator.