Geek Fact for July 2nd

In 1953, IBM announced the IBM 650, the world’s first mass-produced computer.

Over 2,000 systems were produced between the first shipment in 1954 and its final manufacture in 1962. The IBM 650 ran programs from punch cards and stored numbers up to ten digits long on a rotating magnetic drum.

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