Semen Korsakov

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Semen Korsakov

Name: Semen Nikolaevich Korsakov

Born: January 14, 1787, in Kherson, Ukraine

Death: December 1, 1853 (Age: 66)

Computer-related contributions

  • Russian government official, homeopath, and inventor.
  • Known for his early involvement in information technology.
  • First to use punch cards for information storage.
  • Fascinated with the possibility of using machinery to "enhance natural intelligence."
  • Invented several devices which he called "machines for the comparison of ideas," including linear homeoscope with (and without) movable parts, flat homeoscope, the ideoscope and the simple comparator.