IBM Ad: Today… Facts Are What Count (Sep, 1954)
I think that Mr. Colbert would disagree.
Yesterday… “The Fates” Decided
In the 6th century, B. C, King Croesus of Lydia was told by the Delphic Oracles he could defeat the Persians. Relying on “The Fates” instead of the facts, he took on an enemy he should have known was too strong for him .. .and he was badly beaten. Lack of facts cost him his kingdom and his freedom.
Today… Facts Are What Count
The recent great strides in military science, pure science, commerce, and industry have resulted from modern man’s ability to determine the facts and act accordingly.
Tremendous advances have been made in the past few years in fact-finding machines. Through electronics, great masses of data that would have taken a lifetime to process can now be handled in a few days. Ordinary volumes of work can be done in minutes.
By making “mathematical models” of specific processes, products, or situations, man today can predetermine probable results, minimize risks and costs.
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What’s 500 times faster than a sliderule? (Mar, 1953)
In the mid 50′s every company on earth made their own computers.
What’s 500 times faster than a sliderule?
Today’s quick answer to mathematical problems for engineers and designers is GEDA â€” the Goodyear Electronic Differential Analyzer. GEDA uses voltages and wave forms to compute in an hour the most complex math problems that would take 500 man-hours or more, using slide rule methodsâ€”acts as an “electrical brain” that can solve any problem from trajectories of space rockets to improvement of workflow through factories.
The newest GEDA, Model L3, is smaller, more compact and easier to operate than other electronic computersâ€”occupies no more space than the average desk. After brief instruction, clerical workers are able to operate GEDA.
Just hearing a pin drop is easy… (Apr, 1954)
I think these guys should sue Sprint for stealing their catch-phrase.
Just hearing a pin drop is easy…
Bruel & Kjaer instruments analyze sound and put it in writing for you
Since Bruel & Kjaer instruments present essential data so easily, they greatly simplify the analysis and control of sound, vibration, and noise.
For example, the Spectrum Recorder automatically “scans” any sounds from 35 to 18,000 cycles per second in third-octave steps. Chart records, produced immediately, indicate both frequency spectrum and signal amplitude. The instrument saves hours of engineering time in analysis of sounds and vibrations, and in studies of strains, pressure variations, complex electrical voltages, and magnetic tape recordings.
Developed for laboratory use, the line of Bruel & Kjaer instruments is finding ever-broader use in industry. For information on acoustical and electro-acoustical measurements that can be made easily with these instruments, write Brush Electronics Company, Dept. B-4, 3405 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland 14, Ohio.
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What’s it like to be a Boeing engineer? (Sep, 1952)
My favorite part is the caption: “Solving a dynamics problem with the Boeing Computer”. THE Boeing computer? What just the one? Do they all have to share?
What’s it like to be a Boeing engineer?
Boeing engineers enjoy many advantages â€” among them the finest re-search facilities in the industry. These include such advanced aids as the Boeing-designed, Boeing-built Electronic Analog Computer shown above.
This is part of the stimulating background that helps Boeing men maintain the leadership and prestige of an
Engineering Division that’s been growing steadily for 35 years.
INVESTIGATE ACCIDENTS (Jun, 1959)
It seems like once you get past the girl falling out the window and all, this ad is really for Insurance Adjuster school, which sounds a lot less glamourous than the C.S.I like image portrayed in the picture.
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MARVEL Mystery Oil (Feb, 1952)
I’m not really sure what they’re trying to say in this ad… I think it’s either: “Marvel Oil will blow up your car”, or “Marvel oil is made of atomic bombs”.
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