keypunch


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keypunch

To punch holes in a punch card. Although punch cards are obsolete, some people still say "keys are punched" on a keyboard.
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The keypunch and mainframe computer were eventually replaced by the first Apple microcomputer to process experimental data.
She started as a keypunch operator at Union Oil, then moved to PG&E and was promoted to a supervisory position.
When students refused to use keypunch machines, I studied computerphobia.
Silently, pharmacy has turned into a profession of keypunch operators for third-party payers.
I had gained an affinity for technology through college and graduate school, making use of some of the earliest word processing systems and doing data manipulations and programming on mainframe computers using keypunch cards.
What might once have been the task of a minimalist keypunch is now an elaborate operation presided over by dedicated business intelligence (BI) systems.
A customer would send us data in an Excel spreadsheet; our people would print out the spreadsheet and then keypunch that data back into the policy management system or into the claims processing system," relates Lee.
Teleprocessing--via leased 1200 baud phone lines, with online Transmission Control and Error (TCE) reports to balance the batches of keypunch cards.
12 mins LESSON 3 punch cards, card readers, keypunch (cardpunch), on-line, off-line, reading brushes, reading lights.
It wouldn't be the first time automation eliminated the need for a business function--remember the keypunch operator?
Much like the keypunch machines they eventually replaced, the first editors worked on one line at a time because mainframes of that era generally did not have display screens, just line-feed printers that printed plain text on paper.