PublisherUnited States Government
Place of PublicationUS
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DescriptionThis film, intended for a popular audience, describes the government, business and military applications of the UNIVAC computer from Remington Rand. It presents a brief history of the development of "electronic computing systems" and then focuses entirely on the UNIVAC, including many closeup shots and descriptions of the hardware components. View online at http://www.youtube.com/computerhistory#p/u/96/j2fURxbdIZs
Slightly upcut introduction to the UNIVAC system "practically immune to error," applications (census, defense, business) components: tape units, card-to-tape and tape-to-card converters, UNITYPER, and high-speed printer. Shows steps involved in programming ("accuracy is assured") and uses a payroll calculation as an automation example (four hours for 15,000 employees). Refers to the "Eckert-Mauchly Division" of Remington Rand.