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Herman Hollerith

forgotten giant of information processing

by Geoffrey D. Austrian

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York, Guildford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hollerith, Herman.,
  • Electronic data processing -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p403-406. - Includes index.

    StatementGeoffrey D. Austrian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.2.H64
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi,418p. :
    Number of Pages418
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21198222M
    ISBN 100231051468


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"Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing" by Geoffrey D. Austrian is a thoroughly enjoyable and well-written biography of this quintessential pioneer in the data processing field. Austrian does a fine job of developing Hollerith's character as well as telling the story of his accomplishments, while masterfully blending in /5(5).

Read this for background info on Herman Hollerith I'm giving a talk next month and found Hollerith's story to be fascinating.

The book itself is pretty spotty the narrative fades in and out, there are several areas where the author didn't find what he was looking for and just goes with "well, he probably just did [x]" instead of doing more research.3/5.

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This experience, along with some advice from mentor John Shaw Billings, convinced him that the Census Office desperately needed a better way to tabulate census data than hand counting. Herman Hollerith, American inventor of a tabulating machine that was an important precursor of the electronic computer.

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He was the founder of the Tabulating Machine Company that later became IBM. Hollerith is as a father of modern machine data : Elliott Cresson Medal (), World's.

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He chose the punched card as the basis for storing and processing information and he built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines as well as the first key punch, and he founded the company that was to become IBM.

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InHerman Hollerith began designing a machine to tabulate census data more efficiently than by traditional hand methods. The U.S. Census Bureau had taken eight years to complete the census, and it was feared that the census would take even longer.

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Herman Hollerith was an American statistician who was also an inventor. His machine has made him better known as the Father of Modern Automatic Computation.

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Hollerith, Herman () Engineer and Inventor. Overview. Herman Hollerith made a major contribution to the development of the modern digital computer with his tabulating machine. An early model of his invention was first used in to tabulate medical statistics gathered by the United States Army.

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His father had fled Germany in and died when Herman was only seven. He was a very practical child and had a natural engineering talent. Herman Hollerith was born in in Buffalo, N.Y, and graduated at the age of 19 from the Columbia School of Mines.

His supervisor, William P. Trowbridge, who was a consultant to the US Bureau of the Census, introduced Hollerith to John Shaw Billings, who employed him as an assistant in his work on the statistical analysis of the census.

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Herman Hollerith was the youngest son of German immigrant Johann Georg Franz Hollerith and his second wife Franziska (nee Brunn) from Großfischlingen (near Neustadt an der Weinstraße).

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It was a huge success. The total population of nearly 62 million was reported after only six weeks of tabulation. Herman Hollerith. engineer, computer inventor Born: 2/29/ Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.

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Herman Hollerith applied Billings’s concept, devising “‘electrical counting and integrating machines’” employed by the U.S. Census. Billings passed away Ma and was buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.

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