Infographic of the Day: digital storage timeline

It all began with punch cards. That's right, did you know that those annoying things you may have used to clock in and out at work were once used to read computer data? Okay, you'll have to go back a few years…but they helped Herman Hollerith complete the 1890 census in record time — one year (as opposed to the eight years it took to complete the 1880 census).

Take a look at the infographic below for a timeline of other storage devices on up to The Cloud.


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