Herman Hollerith

TABULATING MACHINE

Herman Hollerith (1860-1929)
-father of modern automatic computation
-founded the company that was to become IBM -his designs dominated the computing landscape for almost 100 years -he built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines as well as the first key punch

Herman Hollerith (1860-1929)
>>Birth:February 29, 1860 in Buffalo, New York >>Death:November 17, 1929 >>entered the City College of New York in 1875 and graduated from the Columbia University School of Mines with an "Engineer of Mines" degree in 1879

TABULATING MACHINE

Herman Hollerith (18601929)
-an electrical device designed to assist in summarizing information and, later, accounting -invented by Herman Hollerith, the machine was developed to help process data for the 1890 U.S. Census

TABULATING MACHINE
-these machines reduced a ten-year job to three months -saved the 1890 taxpayers five million dollars -earned Hollerith an 1890 Columbia PhD -also used for censuses in Russia, Austria, Canada, France, Norway, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines, and again in the US census of 1900

1911 -

Hollerith's company merged with two others to form the Computing-TabulatingRecording Company (CTR), which changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 1924

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