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VideoNov 2009

First computer sings Daisy Bell

'Daisy Bell' was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


VideoApr 2010

IBM 5100, small portable computer in 1977

How quickly and easily we adapt and forget. This portable computer weighed around 50 pounds, had a 16-bit processor and 64K RAM! Shudder to think what it cost at the time.


VideoJan 2013

IBM Sage Computer protects America (1960)

(2:49) America's peace of mind in 1960 was missiles controlled by punch cards and light guns.


VideoJan 2019

IBM unveils groundbreaking quantum computer

(6:28) IMB's Q System One is the first quantum computing system built specifically for business use.

VideoFeb 2019

Human beats AI at debate showdown

(3:44) Champion debater Harish Natarajan triumphed in a live showdown against IBM's Miss Debater AI.

AnimationDec 2011

IBM: 5 in 5 (2011)

(5:36) IBM's list of innovations that will change the way we work, live and play over the next five years


VideoFeb 2012

IBM Research announces new advances in quantum computing

(4:46) Quantum computing has been the Holy Grail in computer science since 1981 when physicist Richard Feynman challenged the scientific community to build computers based on quantum mechanics.


VideoOct 2011

Steve Jobs keynote speech in 1983 announcing the arrival of Macintosh

(6:41) Steve Jobs gives a short history of Apple leading up to the launch of the Macintosh during the year made famous by Orwell's Big Brother, 1984. In the next video Steve Jobs lets Macintosh out of the bag.