Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/15[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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 > >http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/02/12/ibm/index.html > >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.