Mrs. Montgomery, electronics reporter for McGraw-Hill magazines, listens intently as Dr. Ervin C. Palasky, of the US National Bureau of Standards, explains FOSDIC IV (Film Optical Sensing Device for Input Computers). Destined for use by the US Weather Bureau, the machine will scan and edit at the rate of 1,800 a minute, microfilmed copies of cards punched with hourly records from weather stations around the nation. Mrs. Montgomery, who is not a scientist, relies on facts from experts for the accounts that have given her an outstanding reputation as an accurate science reporter. 1958

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