Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday IBM - The Centennial

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Check out this video that was created to highlight 100 of the achievements IBM has created in the past 100 years.

Some highlights:

  • 6:10 - 1962 - IBM creates the Sabre reservation system for American Airlines
  • 6:45 - 1966 - IBM invents Dynamic RAM (the memory for computers)
  • 7:00 - 1969 - IBM goes to space
  • 7:50 - 1973 - IBM invents the UPC
  • 8:02 - 1975 - IBM creates the first portable computer created, "kinda"
  • 8:35 - 1981 - IBM invents the PC expecting to sell 240,000. 2 million are sold
  • 9:05 - 1986 & 1987- IBMers win the Nobel prize
  • 10:00 - 1997 - Deep Blue defeats the Chess World Champion (and in 2011, IBM's Watson takes on Jeopardy! champions!)
Exciting times ahead!
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