Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Historical reflections

Victorian Data Processing

London Clearing House, circa 1830

London bankers' clerks meet at the Clearing House in Post Office Court, Lombard Street, to exchange cheques and settle accounts, circa 1830.

Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images

The Victorian world was awash with data and with organizations that processed it; and they usually used nothing more technologically advanced than pen and paper.

The full text of this article is premium content


No entries found

Log in to Read the Full Article

Sign In

Sign in using your ACM Web Account username and password to access premium content if you are an ACM member, Communications subscriber or Digital Library subscriber.

Need Access?

Please select one of the options below for access to premium content and features.

Create a Web Account

If you are already an ACM member, Communications subscriber, or Digital Library subscriber, please set up a web account to access premium content on this site.

Join the ACM

Become a member to take full advantage of ACM's outstanding computing information resources, networking opportunities, and other benefits.

Subscribe to Communications of the ACM Magazine

Get full access to 50+ years of CACM content and receive the print version of the magazine monthly.

Purchase the Article

Non-members can purchase this article or a copy of the magazine in which it appears.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account