IBMWatson autobiographythoughts on 770
IBMWatson autobiographythoughts on 771
farmer's co-op through out the midwest did a lot. typical small farmer town in the 50s ... couple hundred people, 2-3...
This is true only if you can store the table in core. And somebody had to key in that table somehow.
If you're talking about the 50s or earlier, companies did not have to keep a running total of as many items as they do now w.r.t. employee taxes, payroll, and benefits. I don't know any employer who had 50,000 employees to keep track of in those days. You're making the mistakes of thinking about today's computing tasks in the context of the first part of the 20th century. None of those tasks existed; thus none of the buttociated data had to be kept.
You must keep in mind that people still didn't trust banks so these types had to be paid in cash or script.
If you're going to examine this aspect of computing, you are going to have to make a parallel time lines of tax laws and government fees with four columns, federal, state, city and local....five columns, the fifth would be "other".
Nobody was preescient.
If you do it, work within the context of the times, not the context of the 1990s.
Subtract a hundred and four for e-mail.