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Here’s what’s happening today in design: #DareToShare24 kicks off today; RIP Microsoft WordPad; A robot that makes coffee; CES 2024 is this week; Framer London Meetup January 18th; How Google perfected the web; How to transition from freelance to productized service; The legacy of the InVision app; This tool suggest font pairings and color schemes; Data-driven decision-making; Dann Petty put out an ask and this designer delivered; My first pick from #DareToShare2024; Lovely transition to illustration on this site.

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The Birth of Modern Computing: Dr. Herman Hollerith's Patent.

In 1889, Dr. Herman Hollerith, an American inventor, was granted a patent for a device that would lay the groundwork for the modern computing era: the punch card calculator. This groundbreaking invention revolutionized the way data was processed and managed, marking a pivotal moment in the history of computing technology.

Hollerith's punch card system was designed to simplify and automate the processing of large amounts of data. Originally developed to address the challenges of the 1890 U.S. Census, his invention dramatically reduced the time and manpower required for data tabulation. The use of punch cards to store and retrieve information would become a standard practice in computing for much of the 20th century.

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