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Stanford, the IBM 650, and the First Trials of Computer Date Matching

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Gillmor, C.S. ; Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT

In 1959, two Stanford undergraduate electrical engineering students enrolled in Math 139, theory and operation of computing machines, and as a final class project, devised the "Happy Families Planning Service". They used the IBM model 650 computer, pairing up 49 men and 49 women, for the first known computer-date-matched party

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 1 )