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Hello Big Blue

Hello Big Blue

August 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 096 - Hello Big Blue

 

We look at Big Blue and their continuing development of computers in both business, and the home.  We see how IBM had to deal with the eye of the government still looking at them for monopolistic practices.  Eventually IBM found out they needed to enter the micro-computer market.  They spun off a group that had a mandate to get a computer together in a year.  However because of this it led to the rise of the PC clones.  Compaq, for instance,  computers started off with a laptop computer clone of the IBM PC.  Later on IBM would try to dominate the market with new standards, that ultimately led to IBM leaving the personal computer field.

 

IBM 360 Promotional Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4kyTg9Cw8g

IBM 360 Control Program Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=378S5Owi-BI

Compaq 110 Laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em-oE8BCu-0

Compaq Computer Laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YO-BCqPqs4

PC JR Overview and Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whp7XCpU4L0

A brief history of PC BUSes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEiRZWBBwPI

LGR Tales - The history of OS/2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQdK9owqVd0

OS/2 WARP 4 Tour and Rating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiLT5UxbnVw

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Hello Little Blue

Hello Little Blue

August 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 095 - Hello Little Blue

 

A sorted history involving scams, monopolies, and acts of petty revenge predate the company the world would see dominate the computer industry in the 70's and 80's.  What started as an umbrella company became, under Tom Watson St's leadership, a tabulating company that grew to prominence in the great depression.  Later on his son Tom Watson Jr would lead the company forward in the transition from punch card tabulation machines into computers that IBM would become famous for!

 

Herman Hollerith Punch Card Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoUK2_vXqQk

Conductor Punching Tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxu97ZM5XM

IBM Once Upon a Punch Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlUWg2nxCz0

History of Looms and Punch Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itd-4lMoXgI

Harvard Mark I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ObouwCHk8w

Harvard Mark I Original Video and Pictures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN7AdQmd8So

IBM 650 Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nq-rxYHXk

Demo of the IBM 1401: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQueCt114Gk

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/