Cartoon diagram of a typical mainframe job

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Date
1968
Creator
Awad, Elias M.
Credit Line
Courtesy of Al Kossow
Copyright Owner
© Prentice-Hall
Keywords
Scientific applications; Business applications; punched cards; batch processing
Object ID
500004536

This cartoon from an early computing publication shows the steps required in a typical batch-processed job on a punched-card based computer system. This was typical of much computing from the 1950s until well into the 1970s.