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Monday, January 17, 2011

Computer History Museum opens new exhibit (photos) | TechRepublic Photo Gallery

Hollerith           Electric Tabulating System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum has opened a spectacular exhibit that traces the birth of the computer. Several industry pioneers showed up for the launch on Tuesday.

This is a replica of the Hollerith Electric Tabulating System that was used to process punch cards in the 1890 census. In all, 60 million cards were processed with these machines.

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