Accession Number:

AD0605448

Title:

THE COMBOMAT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The combomat is a system installed at RAND wherein persons requiring small amounts of computation may set up the work directly for an I.B.M. Card-Programmed Electronic Calculator. These persons are able to get all the information required for use of the system from a short manual in which no previous familiarity with computing machinery is assumed. The Card-Programmed Electronic Calculator setup currently in use employs an eight-place floating decimal and operates on mark sensed cards prepared by the customer. However, it is emphasized that the term, combomat, refers to a system rather than to a particular Card-Programmed Electronic Calculator setup and that the wiring may be as simple or as complex as the installation using the system requires.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE