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IBM unit record equipment had been used in compiling Taiwan's agricultural census of 1961.

IBM unit record equipment had been used in compiling Taiwan's agricultural census of 1961.
IBM unit record equipment had been used in compiling Taiwan's agricultural census of 1961, and this photograph vividly illustrates an unusual juxtaposition of agriculture and data processing. Here a Taiwanese ox hauls an IBM punched card machine on a rubber-tired cart at 3 mph along a city street in a scene that gives new meaning to the term "mobile computing."

The ox and IBM customer engineers were photographed in 1963 while assisting the Council for United States Aid in relocating its data processing center to a new site on Roosevelt Road in Taipei. (VV2257)