[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Charles Monett 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.
> -Bob

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