1.1 Timeline

1725 – Basile Bouchon was the first person to use punched holes used in the control of a loom 1804 – Joseph Marie Jacquard automated the loom operation. Punch cards were linked to chains, and each card held instructions for shedding and selecting the shuttle for a single pass. 1832 – Semyon Korsakov was the first to use punched cards for information storage and searching purposes. 1890 – Herman Hollerith invented the tabulating machine used…

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