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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2007 vol. 29)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 74-80
C. Stewart Gillmor , Wesleyan University
In 1959, two Stanford undergraduate electrical engineering students enrolled in Math 139, Theory and Operation of Computing Machines, and as a final class project, devised the "Happy Families Planning Service." They used the IBM model 650 computer, pairing up 49 men and 49 women, for the first known computer-date-matched party.
Stanford, history, IBM 650, computer date matching, student life, humor
C. Stewart Gillmor, "Stanford, the IBM 650, and the First Trials of Computer Date Matching", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. , pp. 74-80, January-March 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.13
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