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WWII vet makes footprint in computing at MSU

April 16, 2014

Charles Moore, founder of Mississippi State University’s Business Information Systems program, sits at the front of McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium as part of the celebration of the program’s 50th anniversary in November. (Photo by Megan Bean, MSU Public Affairs)

Today’s Apple iPods have internal memory as large as 160 gigabytes. 

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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