50 Years of Information Technology Advances

Friedman, Dick
April 2008
Supply House Times;Apr2008, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p106
Trade Publication
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.


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