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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work