Posts Tagged ‘history of technology’

jenbebe: The RCA Victor television set, 1949.  $200 was a lot of money in those days.  Like around $2000 in today’s dollars.  And you paid this much for a tiny, flickering, black and white screen that might get two stations.  But it’s like magic! They’ll be saying

broadcastarchive-umd: A punched card, punch card, IBM card, or Hollerith card is a piece of stiff paper that contained either commands for controlling automated machinery or data for data processing applications. Both commands and data were represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.