U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 15

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, JUNE 15: DIGITAL DEBUT

Profile America — Saturday, June 15th.  This date 62 years ago was a Friday, and the first full, official day on the number-crunching job for UNIVAC I, after a dedication ceremony the day before.  Delivered to the Census Bureau in late march, UNIVAC I was the first commercial electronic computer, and launched today's digital revolution by processing data from the 1950 Census of population.  Now, over three-quarters of America's approximately 120 million households have computers, and 44 percent have Internet access either at home or outside such as at schools or libraries.  You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  www.census.gov/history/www/innovations/technology/univac_i.html 
               U.S. Census Bureau, Computer and Internet Use 2010, Table 1A, 1C

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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