Charles Moore, founder of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Business Information Systems program, sits at the front of McCool Hallâ€™s Taylor Auditorium as part of the celebration of the programâ€™s 50th anniversary in November. (Photo by Megan Bean, MSU Public Affairs)
Todayâ€™s Apple iPods have internal memory as large as 160 gigabytes.Â
But at 97 years old, Charles Moore can remember a time when computers had no internal memory at all. Before World War II, he said, all that companies like IBM had were punch cards used to give instructions to computers.
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