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IBM in the Computer Era

IBM in the Computer Era 600 460 Minnesota Computing History

IBM, a company founded as C-T-R in 1911 and renamed International Business Machines in 1924, built upon its long established success in punch card tabulation machines, to creatively destroy this technology by entering the computer business in the early 1950s. In essence, IBM steadily cannibalized the existing data processing technology it had led in for…

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C-T-R, IBM, and Information Processing before Computers

C-T-R, IBM, and Information Processing before Computers 600 274 Minnesota Computing History

The late nineteenth and the early twentieth century saw rapid and influential technological change that justifiably resulted in such names for this period as the electrical age, the automobile age, and the flight age.¬†Largely behind the scenes, this period was also the advent of rapid advances in mechanized data/information processing – the prehistory, if not…

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