This color educational film is about data processing. This was made in 1972.

Opening titles (:06-:07). Data processing is gaining more employees. Various machines exist – typewriter, copier, etc. (:08-1:06). A woman punches holes in each card on her key punch machine. This is a hard machine to learn but well worth it. Sorting data on a machine is much easier than be hand (1:07-2:36). A collating machine saves time. Calculating cards takes time to set up in the machine but can do multiple functions once set up. Accounting machines like the Addo X assist in converting machine talk to people talk (2:37-5:01). Unit record accounting records are fast and reliable and explains why it is widely used. An electronic IBM computer is best for computing data, all of which is done within the system. Data is stored electronically within the computers memory (5:02-6:50). Punch card devices (machines) are explained and information provided. Programming a computer may require days of preparation (6:51-8:31). A card reader converts card punches into electrical impulses which can be placed into a computers memory. Other ways of using a computer is explained. Magnetic tape and magnetic discs are explained (8:32-10:04). Other units for feeding data into and out of computers include optical scanners, paper tape punchers and readers, magnetic character recognition devices, etc. Women type data into computers (10:05-11:15). A paper tape punch reader is shown at 10:34. Many jobs have to do with operating this equipment and being able to manage it. Computer programmers are in high demand (11:16-12:00). People work all around the computer office. Data processing is a rapidly growing and changing field and qualified people are needed to navigate these changing times (12:01-12:34) End credits (12:35-12:49).

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