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key-to-tape machine

An early stand-alone data entry machine that stored data on magnetic tape for computer entry. Introduced by Mohawk Data Sciences in the mid-1960s, it was the first major advancement in data entry since the card keypunch. Mohawk's stock went from USD $2 to $200 in a couple of years, reminiscent of the dot-com explosion. See key-to-disk machine.



key-to-disk machine

An early stand-alone data entry machine that stored data on magnetic disk for computer entry. The key-to-disk machine was the successor to the key-to-tape machine, which was the first major breakthrough in data entry since the punch card. See key-to-tape machine.



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