What are these IBM 'thingys'
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 00:04:22 CDT 2010
> As a matter of fact, I asked him what those were called a few months
> before he died in 1987. He couldn't remember for sure, but thought that
> it was something like "Royal McBee" (If I'm remembering correctly what he
> said). He said that calling them "edge-sort" should usually work.
Yes, Royal McBee. I think I have a box or two of those things.
There is a good book called Punched Cards (or something similar) from
the 1940s or 50s that goes over all of the systems used before
computers came about. Highly recommended.
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