Lawnmower Man
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Do the holes in Jacquard loom punched cards represent input data or program code?
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I think the other answers cover the topic pretty well, but allow me to ask a related question as food for thought: is the music roll of a player piano code or data? On the one hand, the piano just ...

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When IPv6 was designed were there any specific considerations for other planets?
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DTN Not an answer about IPv6, per se, but apropos to "IP in space" is a recent Quanta interview with Vincent Cerf, where he mentions the development of Delay-Tolerant Networking, which uses &...

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Do the holes in Jacquard loom punched cards represent input data or program code?
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Intro I already added an answer, but this time I want to expand on the idea more forcefully. First, let me say that I think this question perhaps better belongs on CS. It's more about philosophy ...

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Why is the clock frequency of the PS/2 keyboard protocol so high?
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Typematic Rate Entering text is not the sole purpose of a keyboard. Anyone who played games would recognize the desire to be able to hold down a key for continuous, fine-grained inputs during ...

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