ibm was here

The IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator

Shown here is the control console of the NORC. Switches can be used to start and stop the machine and to modify the written program. In normal operation, however, the calculator proceeds automatically according to instructions, recorded on magnetic tape, without control by th eoperator. Any number or instruction in the calculator can be shown on the faces of cathode ray tubes, at left. Selected portions of the program also can be examined in slow motion through this display.

💻 IBM Japan in 15 Seconds 📚
Here’s your crash course on IBM Japan. In 1925, a tableware manufacturer installed the first IBM tabulating machine. In 1973, Leo Esaki won the Nobel Prize in Physics for electron tunneling. In 1982, the Tokyo Research Lab opened. In 1992, the ThinkPad700C was released. And now, in 2015, IBM’s teaming up with Apple in Japan to create an elderly-friendly iPad. We’re out of time, but rest assured, the goods are still being churned out. Class dismissed.


TENEBRARIUS | listen here

                      ❝i can feel their claws scratching
                                        screeching in desire
                                  as they flourish each breath i take.❞

so i was looking at the notepad emoji and i noticed there’s actual words:

so i looked up the words i could make out and it’s the “Think different” slogan that was created by Apple, inc. Some believe that this was in retaliation to IBM’s “Think” campaign. Anyway, here’s the full quote:

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

This slogan (well, part of it, anyway) can be found on multiple other emojis as well.

and that’s ur daily post of info u didn’t really need to know and could’ve lived fine without.

Sometimes the greatest scientific breakthroughs happen by chance. Dropping a piece of silicon into hydrofluoric acid, for instance, allowed IBM Fellow Bernard Meyerson to discover the silicon germanium chip. The rest, as they say, is history, as SiGe influences how our WiFi, cell phones and GPS devices work today.

50 Years of IBM Fellows

IBM Was Here

From StarWars’ Planet Mustafar to StarTrek’s Planet Genesis, hyper-realistic computer animated graphics came from fractal geometry, a patented IBM innovation.

“As a huge fan of photography and admiring Benoit Mandelbrot’s genius since college, I believe fractals are one of the most brilliant depiction of intelligence. Sadly we lost him last year, but we will never lose his work!”

(Cool screensaver. Thanks for the photo, Silvia!)

The Science Behind Patent No. 9015032

Attention all monolingual wanderlusters: IBM Patent No. 9015032 is here to make overseas travel a whole lot easier. This cognitive language recognition system helps travelers maneuver through airports where their native tongue isn’t spoken. How? First by identifying the languages it “hears” from microphones placed throughout the airport, then by translating flight info into these languages for display and PA announcements. Could this mean the end of mad gate dashes from airport bars worldwide? Probably not. Or should we say, probablement pas, osoraku arimasen, wahrscheinlich nicht, probablemente….

See what else we’ve patented in our record 23rd year →