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and the Tabulator
collator and the tabulator, shown here. For all this explosion,
no radically new concepts evolved from the data processing
industry from 1890 to the late 1930's.
Nevertheless some very significant technological discoveries
were made within the communications and electronics industries
which ultimately had profound effects upon the course
of data processing.
1888 Obeline Smith made the basic suggestion for magnetic
storage of data. In 1895, Poulsen invented the magnetic
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