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Viral Video: Happy 100th Birthday to IBM!

Here is a very clever video by IBM for its centennial birthday in June, using 100 people representing every year of innovations in its existence.

For those unfamiliar, the famed tech company was incredibly fast-forward on a lot of social issues, including women and racial integration in the workplace.

Oh, yes, and those computers.

While the company it is now and the company it was then are very different, International Business Machines Corp. still deserves kudos for all it has given to the tech industry.

And, of course, for its perfect motto: Think.

In these noisy days, it’s still a pretty terrific idea to keep in mind.

Here’s the video:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald