A year later, Altfest and Ross had a prototype, which they called Project , an acronym for Technical Automated Compatibility Testing—New York City’s first computer-dating service. She was the station’s first female reporter, and she had chosen, as her début feature, a three-part story on how New York couples meet.
Emerson is the 180th most popular baby girl’s name in America, and even its wacky variation Emersyn comes in at 393rd.
In Britain, we rarely name our children after politicians, but in America, Kennedy is the 57th most popular name for a baby girl, and Reagan is the 271st. It may come as no surprise that Nixon is not among the thousand most popular girls’ names, but perhaps more surprising is the absence of Clinton.
A close study of the recently released thousand most popular names for a baby girl born in America in 2015 makes it clear how very different our two countries are. The top five names — Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Isabella — might easily spring from a similar list of British baby names. At number 11 is Madison, which is virtually unknown in the UK.
Further down the list, you can find offbeat variations of Madison, such as Maddison at number 310 and Madisyn at 471.
British place names are surprisingly well-represented, among them London at 105, and its unusual variation Londyn quite high at 160.
Bristol is at 447, Harlow at 422 and Henley at 554.
Place names seem popular, among them Paris, Chelsea, Aspen, Dallas, Phoenix, Guadalupe, Kenya, Dakota and Vienna.
Oddly enough, at 961, America is quite low on the list, only just beating Ireland at 983, and trailing well behind Malaya at 726.
transferred the answers onto a computer punch card and fed the card into an I. In the beginning, was restricted to the Upper East Side, an early sexual-revolution testing ground.
Women were asked to look at a trio of sketches of men in various settings, and to say where they’d prefer to find their ideal man: in camp chopping wood, in a studio painting a canvas, or in a garage working a pillar drill. 1400 Series computer, which then spit out your matches: five blue cards, if you were a woman, or five pink ones, if you were a man.
They started seeing each other, and two years afterward they were married.