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FOR THE MATHEMATICIAN who’s ahead of his time (Feb, 1956)

FOR THE MATHEMATICIAN who’s ahead of his time

IBM is looking for a special kind of mathematician, and will pay especially well for his abilities.
This man is a pioneer, an educator—with a major or graduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering with Applied Mathematics equivalent.

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IBM Electric Typewriters really “speak your language” (Oct, 1953)

With new Changeable Type Bars

IBM Electric Typewriters really “speak your language”

In your business do you need certain special symbols from time to time for typing letters, manuscripts and reports?
Then what you need is an IBM Electric Typewriter because Changeable Type Bars can be installed in every new IBM!
This revolutionary and exclusive Electric Typewriter development makes it possible to interchange in certain key positions regular and special type bars as needed. The wide selection of optional type characters includes scientific, mathematical, foreign-language •symbols, and many other special characters such as subscripts and exponents.

The switch takes only 30 seconds— you simply unhook the regular key and hook the special key in its place—or vice versa.
Tell us your special needs. We’ll be glad to show you how easily and economically this new IBM feature can serve you.
For additional information write IBM, Dept. SC, 590 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES

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The New IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines (May, 1953)

Over 2000 multiplications per second!!! What could we ever do with such power?

The New IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines

For Science… Industry… Defense

Combining the great storage capacities and speeds of cathode ray tubes, magnetic drums, and magnetic tapes with the tremendous computing speeds of electronic tubes, IBM engineers and scientists have produced in these machines the most flexible and most productive calculating unit ever marketed.

Here is a computer that can add and subtract 16,666 times a second . . . that can multiply and divide 2,192 times a second . . . and can recall factors from storage, or “memory,” in as little as 12 millionths of a second.

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1956: World’s First Hard Drive (5MB) (Nov, 1956)

More at Wikipedia.

putting IDEAS to work — research at IBM

•Random Access Memory Accounting: RAMAC®, magnetic-disk memory storage, gives fast access to 5,000,000 characters. IBM Bulletin No. 400.
•Slanting Rain: “Shadows” created on a surface by its irregularities and discontinuities magnified 200,000 times through electron microscopy.

Random Access Memory Accounting
RAMAC, IBM’s newest data processing system, needed a unique memory storage system. Ordinary methods of memory storage—magnetic tape, drums, ferrite cores—couldn’t store enough “bits” of information. It took a research team of ours,withTriggNoyes and Wes Dickinson as key men at IBM’s San Jose Research Labs, to find the answer. The heart of this new idea: magnetic disks, played and replayed like the records in coin-operated music machines!

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IBM Ad: KEY TO THE FIRST ALL-TRANSISTOR CALCULATOR OFFERED TO BUSINESS! (Jun, 1955)

Through IBM research, another FIRST for business

KEY TO THE FIRST ALL-TRANSISTOR CALCULATOR OFFERED TO BUSINESS!

In the IBM 608, tiny transistors are combined with the fantastic “memory” capacity of magnetic cores to give business a data processing machine with significant new advantages. Made without a single vacuum tube, the IBM 608 Transistor Calculator uses these new solid state electronic components to meet the needs of business for faster computing and greater storage capacity with traditional IBM reliability.

The new IBM 608 reduces power requirements by 90%, saves valuable floor space, requires no forced air cooling, and can be operated from a standard 110-volt A.C. outlet. Exciting developments like the IBM 608 Transistor Calculator open the way to electronic data processing for more businesses than ever. International Business Machines Corp., 590 Madison Ave., New York 22, N. Y.

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IBM Ad: GET THINGS DONE (Jan, 1955)

THESE 5 LEADING AIRCRAFT COMPANIES
BOEING, CONVAIR, DOUGLAS, LOCKHEED, NORTH AMERICAN

GET THINGS DONE

at 14,000 operations a second with giant IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines

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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.
World’s Leading Producer of Electronic Accounting Machines
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES, 590 Madison Ave., N. Y. 22, N. Y.

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IBM – GETTING CLOSER TO INFINITY (Sep, 1952)

It seems to me that anyone who would use the phrase “Getting Closer to Infinity” does not really understand the concept of infinity.

GETTING CLOSER TO INFINITY
Businessmen, engineers, and scientists now are solving problems in scientific and industrial data processing which, a few short years ago, would have been considered well-nigh infinite.

IBM Electronic Business Machines are making an important contribution to this progress. These machines accomplish once-overwhelming tasks with incredible speed and accuracy … freeing thousands of valuable minds for creative effort.

IBM
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS MACHINES
International Business Machines

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IN RETURN FOR CHARACTER .. A CAREER (Jan, 1956)


IN RETURN FOR CHARACTER
… A CAREER

Because the finest single attribute anyone can offer is character, this, basically is what IBM asks of it’s people, whatever their special aptitudes or abilities. IBM offers them in return – not just a job – but a career. IBM electronif field technicians, for instance, receive more than training and early responsibility; they have the opportunity to work with the world’s largest computer, user all the latest testing equipment, employ the finest computer testing techniques yet devised. Above all, they ahve the satisfaction of joining the electronics industry’s most advanced program, destined for long-range national importance. You could ask for no finer future.
If you are between 19 and 32 and have at least a 2-year technicial school background, with emphasis on electronics, you can do important work on COMPUTER INPUT-OUTPUT functions. Write: Nelson O. Heyer, Room 3701, IBM, Neighborhood Rd., Kingston, N.Y.

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