Herman Hollerith

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United States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)


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1889: American inventor, Herman Hollerith, patented his tabulator, the first device for data-processing.
It all began with Herman Hollerith and his punched card, which was the main user interface to computers for the first few decades that computers existed.
The punch-card tabulator, a forerunner of the computer and one of the great innovations of the late nineteenth century, was the brainchild of a young engineer, Herman Hollerith, the son of German immigrants who had fled to America in 1848 from the political and military turmoil then afflicting much of Europe.
Census Bureau first used a punch-card tabulating system, developed by Herman Hollerith, to count the census for that year.
Crossing the Atlantic to the United States, we find Herman Hollerith hard at work on the next big leap forward in computing - the use of electricity.
Its researchers conducted early experiments in x-ray technology and its factories built punched-card apparatus designed by Herman Hollerith for the 1990 census.
The author's brief summation of the march of computing history includes Charles Babbage, the 19th-century astronomer and economist who sought to automate mathematics, just as the machines of the Industrial Age were converting factories to mass production; Herman Hollerith, an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who built a punch-card tabulator for the national census in 1890; and Vannevar Bush, also of M.
census, statistician Herman Hollerith invents an electromechanical machine that reads holes in perforated cards.
On this side of the Atlantic, Herman Hollerith, seeing a business opportunity in a machine that could mechanically tabulate the U.
Herman Hollerith (1860-1929) was an American engineer who shared Babbage's love of tinkering.
Herman Hollerith patented a machine that helped sort statistical information for the 1890 U.