While we are wasting space on this topic, a computer was used in the USA for the 1890 Census.
It wasn't a computer. It was a tabulator, which simply totalled up the various values. Prior to computers, there was a big business for IBM, with punch card readers, tabulators, printers, tabulators etc.
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