The "Push-Button Library" Promised Relief from Mountains of Punch Cards

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The "Push-Button Library" Promised Relief from Mountains of Punch Cards

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Punch card keypunching and verifying was "hardly outmoded" in 1971, Sperry-Rand insisted, since its new equipment could verify the stack of 20,000 cards (left) in "an eight hour day" compared to earlier throughput on right.

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1971

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“The "Push-Button Library" Promised Relief from Mountains of Punch Cards,” Gallery, accessed July 20, 2024, https://gallery.lib.umn.edu/items/show/2446.