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a brief history of ibm

visual history of ibm from 1890-present. for history & philosophy of design.

Brandon Wood

on 6 May 2013

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Transcript of a brief history of ibm

john hall michael shackelford brandon wood -Dedication to every client’s success

-Innovation that matters—for our company and for the world

-Trust and responsibility in all relationships herman hollerith
1890 first tabulating machine early punch card computing-tabulating-recording company dead sea scrolls
1947 social securty system
1937 thomas watson sr.
1914 thomas watson jr.
1952 german census
1933 equal-opportunity work force
1952 first salaried work force
1958 first corporate design program
1956 u.s. space program
1949-present focus on electronic computers
1952 "think"
1911 accessible work force
1914 magnetic strip technology
1969 automated teller machine
1972 universal product code
1973 portable computer
1975 floppy disk
1971 random access memory
1970 optical disk storage
1972 investing in linux and open source
2000 “...all of the problems of the world could be settled easily, if men were only willing to think.” eliot noyes paul rand charles and ray eames eero saarinen
mies van der rohe 3 straight years of over one billion dollars lost near death of IBM
1993 embraced software and network systems invested in microelectronics research and manufacturing return to core values
2003 continued with original company values

-Respect for the individual
-The best customer service in the world
-Excellence sources Black, Edwin. IBM and the Holocaust: the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation. New York: Crown Publishers, 2001. Print.

Maney, Kevin. The maverick and his machine: Thomas Watson, Sr., and the making of IBM. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 2003. Print.




(film - "They Were There")

(clip - "One Smart Century" -Thomas Watson Sr. refined values
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