Herman Hollerith
My famous person I am going to research is Herman Hollerith. Before I had researched him, I didn't even know about him. However, I found out that he was a successful inventor, that greatly improved the science of computing, and founded a company that would later become IBM. His inventions are still used in computers today, and is thought to be the most influential person in the world of computing. Although there are many sources about him, there were only little bits of information, and did not include some things that would be helpful to know that I couldn't find. For example, how did he get into a good university when he had failed his previous schools?. Also, I wondered how was he effected by his father's death mentally and emotionally?

My primary historical question is.... "How did Herman Hollerith earn money with his inventions?"


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