[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Feb 10 11:11:20 CST 2009

" From: Robert Darlington <rdarlington at gmail.com>
" Actually they predate the census stuff by many decades.  Joseph Jacquard
" designed a loom for the textile industry around 1801 that was programmed
" with punch cards for producing different patterns in the woven fabric.

that's true.  i meant only the ibm punch cards we're all familiar with.

" On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>wrote:
" > " From: "John Lengeling" <John.Lengeling at radisys.com>
" > "
" > " What most people fail to realize is that a lot of stuff in computers can
" > " be traced back to IBM who first invented stuff 30-60 years ago... IE:
" > " multiprocessors, virtualization, punch cards, etc...Why do
" > " monitors/terminal programs default to 80 columns?
" >
" > punch cards are older than that.  why are they the size they are?
" > that was the size of the greenback at the time the us govt hired ibm
" > to assist with the census, in 1880 or 1890 iirc.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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