"Electronic Computers Improve Management Control" UCLA 1957
It's hard to imagine now, but punched cards were used into the 1980 not because they were good, but because they were cheap. The UNITYPER, an input device for the UNIVAC I computer introduced magnetic tape for data entry way back in 1953. During the 1960s, the punched card diminished in popularity but wasn't really extinguished until the advent of the floppy disc.
Paper tape had a parallel history to punch cards. Joseph Marie Jacquard demonstrated in 1801 a chain of punched cards used to control a loom. While this was clearly is derived from the work of Bouchon, it was his assistant Jean Baptiste Falcon who (apocryphally) steered his work toward punched cards. Jacques Vaucanson had experimented with them as well, with working models as early as 1745, but for his trouble he was only pelted with stones.
Paper Tape Processing