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IBM celebrates 100 years of computing innovation

Celebrating 100 years in the business, IBM had produced two documentaries in he IBM Centennial Film series. 

With music by Phillip Glass, the 30-minute IBM Centennial Film is introduced by Ralph Gomory, director of IBM Research in the 70s and early 80s. The documentary called "They Were There – People who changed the way the world works," interviews to a number of the computing pioneers.

"I had to write a couple of programs and I could see the possibilities. You could do anything with a computer. I was convinced that computers could really change the world. If you’ve time for a story, I’ll tell you why," says Gomory.

Amusingly one of the YouTube comments comes from someone who identifies themselves as having worked for IBM in the early to late 80s. "I had a manager tell me in an indirect way that if I didn’t get my haircut I would not be moving any further within the company."

Another of the videos provided by IBM in the Centenniel Film series is "100 X 100 – A century of achievements that have changed the world", which introduces the achievements of 100 years of IBM’s business with a short statement from people born in that particular year. 

IBM Centennial Film: They Were There – People who changed the way the world works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrhDaAmn5Uw

IBM Centennial Film: 100 X 100 – A century of achievements that have changed the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jtNUGgmd4

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