Submitter: I work at a public library which is currently undergoing a massive and much-needed weeding project, and found this when weeding the 600s. It is a textbook designed to teach accountants and auditors about electronic data processing. I’m not certain we should have owned this even when it was new, since it seems like it would be more at home in an academic library. Either way, the technology described in the book is so woefully out of date that it should have been weeded years ago! My favorite part is when the authors are discussing different ways that computer-related crimes can be committed, and one of the examples they give is punching extra holes in punched cards.
Holly: The picture on the cover should have tipped off weeders decades ago that this book was old! You guys, Mary was a accountant back in the 80s. I’m dying to know what she thinks of this.
Mary: In my life before library, I have done all kinds jobs. (Accountant, keypunch operator, switchboard operator, corn detassler, etc.) Never heard of data diddling. It sounds like something pornographic.
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