TITLE

50 Years of Information Technology Advances

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Dick
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Supply House Times;Apr2008, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p106
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the advances in information technology (IT) that have been beneficial for businesses, organizations, and consumers around the world. Punched cards became the source of data that was fed into mainframe computers until the 1950s. The use of punched cards changed when magnetic drums were developed to temporarily store the programs and the data. Meanwhile, the evolution of minicomputers drastically lowered the cost of data processing.
ACCESSION #
31817364

 

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