Today is IBM's 100th birthday, or as the company says at its centennial web site, today marks the beginning of IBM's 101st year. The web site has a very nice collection of essays, photos, videos, and no surprise, memorabilia to buy.
There is also a nice AP story on IBM's centennial that you may want to read as well.
If anyone wants to share their fondest IBM story, feel free. Also, if anyone knows the longest serving IBM employee or has an idea of the total number of people who have worked as IBM employees over the 100 years, let me know.
Of course, IBM's 100th anniversary makes one wonder what Microsoft, Google and Apple will look like at 100. Feel free to predict the future of these three as well.
Who has the best chance of reaching their centennial?
Robert N. Charette is a Contributing Editor to IEEE Spectrum and an acknowledged international authority on information technology and systems risk management. A self-described “risk ecologist,” he is interested in the intersections of business, political, technological, and societal risks. Charette is an award-winning author of multiple books and numerous articles on the subjects of risk management, project and program management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, Charette was a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core Award in 2008.