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Author Topic: IBM centennial: 100 years of milestones [video]  (Read 764 times)


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IBM centennial: 100 years of milestones [video]
« on: January 28, 2011, 09:39:08 AM »
[via ITWorld]: http://www.itworld.c...ars-milestones-video

Did you know that this year is the 100th anniversary of IBM? Yeah, it slipped my mind too. Fortunately, the company reminds us that in 1911, International Business Machines was created. To help celebrate its 100 years, they've produced a very unique and innovative ideo (see below), which highlights the company's history. They got 100 people who were born in each year of IBM's history, and get them to narrate the highlights. For example, the first guy is 100 years old, and he talks about what happened in 1911. Then a 99-year-old person talks about 1912, etc., etc. It's so fascinating that you'll want to sit through the entire 13 minute video to watch as the narrators get younger and younger. Oh, and you might learn something about IBM in the process. This is Web video at its finest.

If you like the anniversary stuff, check out the Network World's 25 Geekiest 25th anniversaries for a list of things that are only one-fourth the age of IBM.


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Re: IBM centennial: 100 years of milestones [video]
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 04:01:46 PM »
That's a pretty cool video indeed. Surprising how long-lived some of today's biggest, most tech-savvy, and still most successful companies are. The history of Nintendo for example also stretches back more than 100 years. Many companies *can* evolve with the times, whether leading the charge of technology, or simply adapting to it with foresight and agility. However many other companies, particularly media companies, often do not. The differences are interesting.

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