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June 1959 input device

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This case design housed the iMac G5s and the early Intel iMacs. Earlier revisions excluded the integrated iSight camera above the screen.

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When I joined IBM Canada Ltd. to train as a Sales Assistant in June 1959, the first thing I learned about was the unit record or IBM punch card, 80 columns and 13 rows. Then I learned how to use the 026 key punch to create unit records, which I learned were how input was prepared to get programs and data into computers then.

Today I use an iMac with Intel Duo core, cordless mouse and cordless keyboard. What a difference in 49+ years. Yes I am an old geezer!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

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