Two Short Films Celebrate IBM’s Centennial


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The international corporation IBM, based in Armonk, Westchester County, is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation, following a merger of the Computer Scale Company of America and the International Time Recording Company with the Tabulating Machine Company. The conglomerate adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924, a name the company had used in Canada.

A recently produced video to celebrate their centennial anniversary, 100×100, tells IBM’s history through the eyes of 100 different individuals beginning with a 100-year-old and ending with a newborn baby. The video has been posted to YouTube.

A second IBM film was directed by famed documentation Errol Morris. The 30-minute documentary, They Were There was scored by Philip Glass and chronicles many of the influential people involved at IBM throughout its history.

Illustration: The original IBM Logo. Courtesy Wikipedia.

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  1. Yuan Yi Peng (袁毅鹏)

    Complaint with IBM China CSR on Centennial

    Reports in Chinese:

    羊城晚报:为与IBM抗争他历经磨难 http://t.cn/aRXm9Z
    腾讯科技:IBM丑闻不断 百年庆典不忘拘禁抑郁员工家属 http://t.cn/appKpV
    新华社中国名牌杂志&新华网:IBM前员工维权悲剧 http://t.cn/a0TCD4

    Self-translation in English:

    4.Tragedy of Labor Rights Repression in IBM China http://t.cn/amn9sM
    3.Burdens and Hardships: Protesting Against IBM http://t.cn/aEopKa
    1.Scandal stricken IBM detained mother of ex-employee on the day of centennial http://t.cn/aj8hkI
    2.Suicidal IBM employee Yuan Yipeng rescued by police from river http://t.cn/aYk1Vp

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