Today’s Photo of the Day was uploaded by The Library of Virginia. It was taken in 1959 and shows a woman working on a IBM 407 Accounting Machine. What is she doing in the photo? I think she is changing the plugboard, which directs the operation of the 407.
I bought a book recently at a thrift story and this punch card was being used a bookmark. I remember seeing these cards as a youngster and thinking how high-tech they were. Now I cannot think how quaint they seem. They might now be efficient, but they certainly are a lot more jazzy than the barcodes they have nowadays. Well this won’t go to waste, it is now my official hardcover book bookmark.