[TUHS] Early non-Unix filesystems?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Wed Mar 23 17:12:05 AEST 2016

On Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at 18:02:29 +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2016-Mar-23 17:49:19 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>> They used to have big, mechanical machines for sorting cards.  What
>> did they call them?  Collators?
> Sorters:
> http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/sorter.html
> You select a column and it sorts the cards into bins by the value of that
> column.  You then stack the cards out of all the bins back into the feed
> hopper and sort by the next column.  You'd need 8 passes to do a full sort
> (given sequence numbers in 73-80).

Ah, that's what Milo was referring to.

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