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Hollerith
  (hŏl'ə-rĭth')   
American inventor who in 1880 created a system of recording and retrieving information on punched cards, an important step in the development of modern computer science. In 1896 he founded his own company, and later merged with two others to form the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 1924.
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  • But hollerith gave them a talk, and the vote, when it came, was overwhelmingly in favor of his plan.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • Result (hollerith hoped): demolition, confusion, catastrophe.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • It also involved forming two separate attack groups for hollerith's plans.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • hollerith obviously wasn't sure of his own men any more—and neither would I have been, in his spot.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • hollerith's three days seemed pretty short when you thought about what they had to cover.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • hollerith was beside himself with joy, and even Huey stopped looking at me with suspicion.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • Because in a few hours, right after sunrise the next morning, training started and hollerith had his hands full of trouble.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • I added the dynamite because it sounded like the sort of thing guerrillas ought to have, and hollerith didn't seem to mind.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • hollerith was about two-thirds of the way out of his mind when the three days were up and the attack time came around.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer

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