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#318
Old technology 7 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0
I never knew before that OCR is an old technology. According to this article, OCR was invented by Gustav Tauschek in Germany, who patented it in 1929. Anyone here has been born in that year?
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Re:Old technology 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
Yeah it still surprises me that such a thing existed back then but you have to understand that it wasn't as computerized as it is right now. Another thing that most people seem to be unaware of is the fact that there are special standalone devices for OCR although to be honest, I'd rather spend money on a computer based solution as I'm comfortable with that but I have heard some good things about the non-PC solutions.
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Re:Old technology 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
The more we learn each day the further we can take old tech and make adjustments to better ourselves with it, and how it works for us. I love the idea behind it but I wonder how consumed with it our lives will be at the same time.
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#473
Re:Old technology 7 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: -1
Wow! I never realized it was invented all of those years ago. But of course it wasn't computer based then...was it? I would be terribly surprised if it was.
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I am pretty sure it wasn't a computer based OCR. I think computer technology fast grew around 1960s. Well, like the other, the current computer based OCR is the way to go now.
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Re:Old technology 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
I didn't know that, but on the other hand it doesn't surprise me in the least.

Charles Babbage first considered the idea of computers in 1822. Lewis Carroll came up with an idea very similar to Scrabble in 1880. Lots of our modern inventions had some sort of low-tech precursor, so it makes sense that OCR does as well.
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