Data Processing – 1962
At the University of Michigan Business School in 1962….we did have access to a computer….although it wasn’t sitting on a desktop or a lap.
The most advanced computer for that time was the IBM 7094. The U of M 7094 was in a building near the engineering school. One had to take their deck of IBM punch cards (punched on an 026 card puncher and verifier) to the computer lab….wait two days for the lab to run the program and hope that it ran correctly. Often the program failed, and it was back to the 026 to correct the programming error and another two days to find out if the program worked.
The 7094 was advanced for its day….now I can run the basic programs that I ran in 1962 on my iPad!