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Eek, a mouse!…

Via Blognator, one of a series of “Scared Dictators” in an ad campaign for ISHR (International Society for Human Rights).

As we remember to thank Doug Engelbart, we might recall that it was on this date that it was on this date in 1888 that Herman Hollerith, a statistician who founded the company that became IBM, installed the first “computing machine” (mechanical tabulator using punched cards to rapidly sort and total statistics from millions of pieces of data) at the U.S. War Department.

Hollerith punched card

 

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