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NORC with printers

NORC with printers

Seen in the foreground is one of the two printers used in the NORC installation, each of which could print 18,000 characters a second. The printers, which recorded data without interrupting the calculation, gave the operator and researcher a complete picture of the progress of the calculation and provided a permanent printed record of the results for later study. A single operator, seated to the left of the printer, could start and stop the machine and modify the instruction program during calculations.