Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nazi Paraphernalia Punch cards from hell!!!
From: S Dimitrov <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 19:14:11 -0800
References: <> <00f301c097b6$ab181c60$eca912d4@hugo> <>

Since this article deals with IBM, it brings to mind the Wang computer
company's involvement in Central America. Apparently some of Oliver
North's many trips down there was to set a computer data base, with Wang
products, for various upcoming "democratic elections." But in reality
the personal data in the voter registration cards was used by death
squads to locate individuals. As the newspaper accounts mounted with the
appreciable, and by now all too familiar body counts and disappearances,
Wang sat silently throughout it all.

Slobodan Dimitrov

Dan Cardish wrote:
> Who was unfortunate enough to be rated 1 or 2?
> dan c.
> At 06:08 PM 15-02-01 -0800, Mark Rabiner wrote:
> >From CNN
> >
> >The book includes gruesome allegations that concentration camps used IBM
> punch
> >cards to categorize                         victims: homosexuals rated No. 3,
> >Jews No. 8, Gypsies No. 12.

In reply to: Message from "Hugo Lopes" <> ([Leica] Re: Nazi Paraphernalia)
Message from Dan Cardish <> (Re: [Leica] Nazi Paraphernalia Punch cards from hell!!!)