History of computer dating
French colonists brought Poque to their settlements in North America, including New Orleans and the surrounding area, which became part of the United States thanks to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
English-speaking settlers in the region Anglicized Poque to poker and adopted features of the modern game, including five cards for each player and (by 1834) a 52-card deck.
With 40 million Americans trying online dating services, it only becomes more normal every day.
Below is a look at the history of online dating: Stanford students Jim Harvey and Phil Fialer try their hand at matchmaking while conducting a class project for the “Happy Families Planning Services.” Using a punch card questionnaire and an IBM 650 mainframe computer, Harvey and Fialer matched 49 men and 49 women.
Because today analog computers are virtually unknown.
Analog computers have a long history dating back to prehistory, but with the recent development of the microprocessor these computers and their technology has been discarded and is quickly being lost to history.
READ this 1960 Argonne National Laboratory report "Introduction to Electronic Analogue Computing" courtesy of Jim Benson CLICK HERE (556K PDF file - requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader) READ this great educational/hands on article about analog computers by George Fox Lang appearing in the August 2000 issue of Sound and Vibration magazine.
Poker’s closest European predecessor was Poque, which caught on in France in the 17th century.
Poque and its German equivalent, pochen, were both based on the 16th-century Spanish game primero, which featured three cards dealt to each player and bluffing (or betting high on poor cards) as a key part of the game.
But, when the Internet was conceived, it connected us all, thus personal ads went digital and the Internet dating service was born.
Remember how Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks found love via AOL in You’ve Got Mail?