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A Century of Building, Buying & Selling
In business for more than a century, IBM has transformed itself again and again. Here are some highlights about a company that has grown from a newly hatched company selling equipment that ranged from cheese slicers to adding machines to an empire built on computing hardware, software, and services. (Source: IBM)

In business for more than a century, IBM has transformed itself again and again. Here are some highlights about a company that has grown from a newly hatched company selling equipment that ranged from cheese slicers to adding machines to an empire built on computing hardware, software, and services.

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TanjB
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TanjB   3/18/2014 5:27:55 PM
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He hosted General Electric Theater beginning in 1954, presumably it was something to do with that TV series.

Susan Rambo
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IBM memory
Susan Rambo   3/18/2014 5:23:56 PM
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Looking through those IBM pages that Hailey links to in this story, i was surprised how many memory innovations IBM tried.

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Susan Rambo   3/18/2014 5:22:55 PM
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Yes, unfortunately I've seen a few of his movies.

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 5:06:02 PM
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Cool find! Good eye Susan!

rich.pell
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rich.pell   3/18/2014 4:35:15 PM
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It's Reagan all right:

IBM 701 meets the future president

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 4:25:37 PM
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Kind of looks like it doesn't it? Maybe a bit too tall and thin. I guess it could be though, he was that thin for a while.

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betajet   3/18/2014 4:25:08 PM
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It is RR, with Watson Laboratory's Herb Grosch.  I wonder what RR was doing there in 1954?

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I see a president
Susan Rambo   3/18/2014 3:27:22 PM
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I think that's Ronald Reagan on slide 5.

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