“Congratulations to Paul Scipione for writing such a complete history of the MR business that is also so enjoyable to read. I highly recommend it.” Merrill Dubrow, President
“Paul Scipione’s A Nation of Numbers is a fine extension of the work I have been doing for more than 30 years to describe our fascinating industry to both the general public and business leaders. Read it!” Jack Honomichl
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“Truly looking forward to Paul Scipione’s historical account of the MR industry, one that is important to us all. Our industry has provided countless stories of success, and our studies have provided our clients with countless successes! Steve Schlesinger, CEO Schlesinger Associates
Here are some visual resources that did not make it into the book.
A holtabulator in 1890.
Pantograph punch machine.
Punchcard design update.
Herman Hollerith — the inventor of “modern” data processing.
A tabulator with motor-driven card feed from 1902.
A vertical sorter, possibly model 70, in 1908.
Thomas Watson, Sr, longtime CEO of IBM.
Thomas Watson, Sr. shaking hands with his son , Thomas Watson, Jr. in 1956.