The scary side (was RE: [rdfweb-dev] Dating Service/Intro)
danny666 at virgilio.it
Thu Jan 8 14:08:36 UTC 2004
> Also I seem to remember that one of the first applications of Hollerith
> punch cards was for the census work in 1890. On a dark side research
> Dehomag. I think that this part of the vocab experience has been already
> done literally to death,
I wasn't familiar with "Dehomag" so did a quick search. "Deutsche Hollerith
Maschinen Gesellschaft" was German branch of IBM apparently. During WW II
Their punched cards machine were used by the Nazis with the aim of recording
"individual characteristics of every single member of the nation," giving
Hitler data that could be used in "corrective interventions". Bloody hell.
Back to dating (please!)...
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