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Read Digital Life Editor, Grace Chng's personal memories with IBM!

Grace Chng celebrates 100 years of IBM June 16 is the 100th birthday of IBM. My first close experience with IBM is through the Selectric typewriter which was used in The Straits Times in the mid-80s. There was no ribbon unlike the manual typewriter. Instead there was a golf ball-like device that rotated and pivoted to the correct position before the letter hits the paper. Although the Selectric typewriter was very popular, it was IBM’s work in computers and computing research that turned it into a global giant. Ranked the 18th largest firm this year in the United States (US) by business magazine Fortune, it is also a rich company worth nearly US$200 billion (S$123.4 billion). More than 250,000 IBMers are found in over 200 countries. Headquartered in New York, IBM opened an office here in 1953. But Singapore’s first computers – read IBM - arrived in the 1960s when only two ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/6/15/happy-birthday-ibm

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