[rescue] More IBM emulation fun
camonett at woh.rr.com
Tue Feb 10 11:21:04 CST 2009
This particular discussion is starting to remind me of something XKCD
covered about programming - going past the point of "a magnetized needle
and a steady hand".
Robert Darlington wrote:
> 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.
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