- American inventor who in 1880 created a system of recording and retrieving information on punched cards, an important step in the development of modern computer science. In 1896 he founded his own company, and later merged with two others to form the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 1924.
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Result (Hollerith hoped): demolition, confusion, catastrophe.
Hollerith was beside himself with joy, and even Huey stopped looking at me with suspicion.
Because in a few hours, right after sunrise the next morning, training started and Hollerith had his hands full of trouble.
I added the dynamite because it sounded like the sort of thing guerrillas ought to have, and Hollerith didn't seem to mind.
But Hollerith gave them a talk, and the vote, when it came, was overwhelmingly in favor of his plan.