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Basically the CASH REGISTER, the calculator + book keeping journal is the "origin" of the Computing Industry!

The grand dame of the Industry, IBM, and the older names such as NCR has it's origin in the CASH REGISTER.
The mechanical device that store cash, keep records of  sales and issue records in form of receipts.

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The late 19th century Cash Register!

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The COMPUTING industry or

basically the CALCULATOR, RECORDING OF DATA and PRINTING OF REPORTS.

really boom post 1970's.
Of course the world was in the CHEMICAL AGE in the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950.
Then it was a AUTOMOTIVE AGE & ENGINEERING AGE in the same time.
AND a PHYSICS AGE in 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970
We had a JET AGE in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980,1990
We also had a ROCKET AGE in 1940, 1950,1960.

Quite quirky, the DAME of the COMPUTING industry is IBM, it shares it's 100 year anniversary with the founding of the Republic of China!

So, we gonna talk more about the industry!

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The Punch Card system

.........first used in the late 19th century to control textile patterning weaving or knitting machine.

First invented in Europe, Frenchman - Mr. Basile Bouchon and Jean Baptise Falcon (with reference from Wikipedia encyclopedia). The Great American computing company, IBM, in 1928 used the system to create the first COMPUTER to help in the "early history" of SOCIAL SECURITY revolution gigantic ACCOUNTING OPERATION.

In those days, the punch card - mechanical computing + recording + report making system was very famous. American movies were PROUD to show off, their one of a kind system. Those were the days of the Year of the Flying machines and Chemical revolution. (circa 1920 to 1940 )

Many of the early computer language has it's existence from the "punch card" beginnings!

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The punch card machines!

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The Social Security Innovation circa 1930's

.........created an enormous market for AUTOMATED recording and accounting system.

Now each citizen is  RECORDED  and provided with a  IDENTITY DOCUMENT  in order to determine their " Entitlement " via new taxes or levies for SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS including subsidized education, subsidized basic health care, insurance for incapacitation , unemployment and old age pension.

Social equality policies were also introduced especially to YOUNG CITIZENS. New policies to provide jobs for the youth, and clubs such as scouts, police, army, red cross, and the many "cults" in the USA to provide CHILDREN access to lifestyle not available to the poor in the past - such as OUTWARD BOUND, overnight camping, BBQ parties and vacation trips - all paid by the state or "charities".

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The French duo probably got their

..........ideas from the Swiss Time Piece Makers.

The fine engineering of Swiss Time piece makers was the "wonder of Europe", as their mechanical device not only kept time, but some could even have musical tunes. Many of us would have enjoyed "Musical boxes" which originated from the Swiss precision engineering!

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