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2014-03-27 00:21:49

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MOBILE COMPUTER Profile America -- Thursday, March 27th. A triumph of mobile computing was achieved on this date in 1961. By our 21st century standards, this involved some truly heavy lifting. Rolling actually. A division of the Sperry Rand Corporation equipped a trailer truck to haul a UNIVAC I...

2014-02-15 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FIRST AMERICAN COMPUTER Profile America -- Saturday, February 15th.( )For many Americans nowadays, it's hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America's seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine's Day...

2011-06-14 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVAC I Profile America -- Wednesday, June 15th. Sixty years ago today, a device was demonstrated in Philadelphia that sparked a revolution in the way most Americans now live and work. The device was the first commercial electronic computer -- UNIVAC I....

2008-07-05 18:00:10

By DAVID BELL The severn Trent water Authority is being taken to the high court over its controversial decision to award a 14.2 million contract to ICL Britain's biggest computer firm The legal challenge is being mounted by IBM, the American computer multinational.whose rival 15.9 million tender was backed by official of the Birmingham based authority - but rejected by severn Trent Policy maker The United Kingdom arm of IBM has been granted permission "judicial review" of the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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