Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:52:00 +0000
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OCOO/ITSO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Fun With SAS - My Vote for Oddest SAS Programming Language
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> From: Nat Wooding
> Subject: RE: Fun With SAS - My Vote for Oddest SAS Programming Language
> A site with some interesting history that may amuse the infants is
> which tells of the use of "computer cards" during WW2 and how the US
> used rather primitive equipment to keep track of who was where and just
> how alive they were.
punched cards were first used to control looms
I am fairly sure the Chinese had done this with bamboo cards for their silk looms.
I remember seeing such a loom at the 2002 Smithsonian FokLife Festival in the past decade.
... yes, that would have been the year of the Silk Road exhibit.
Ron Fehd the early technology maven