Monday, December 10, 2012

My Hometown on Monday - Computer usage in 1962

My Hometown on Monday
Computer usage in 1962

I am always interested in news articles from past years to be reminded of how computers came into our lives, and how they were used in different years. This showed up in my hometown The Coon Rapids (Iowa) Enterprise in the 50 Years Ago column of November 22, 1962 [29 Nov 2012 issue]:

"The Star Charolais Farms of Coon Rapids are keeping records on their Charolais herd the modern way. They recently enrolled their cow herd on IBM machines through Performance Registry International which is headquartered at Denver. PRI is an international association of cattlemen
representing all beef breeds. The Star Charolais Farms will have the weights of their cattle calculated and analyzed through IBM and this information will serve as a management guide to them in their breeding program. They are one of the first farms in this area to use IBM computing machines to improve their beef herd."

What early computer use stories do you like to share?  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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