Jacquard's Loom

Invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1804.

  • Simplified textile production
  • Used a card system, different cards, different designs.
  • developed a machine which used a punched card to control the weaving of fabric
  • Important conceptual precursor to the development of computer programming and data entry.
  • Many people used this punched card technology, for censuses, programs, and data.
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