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(Ars Technica)   How powerful was IBM in the late '30s? They had their own hymnal, singing praises to the CEO and the company   (arstechnica.com ) divider line
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2014-08-29 01:37:45 PM  
We don't pretend we're gay.
We always feel that way,
Because we're filling the world with sunshine.
Motherf*ckin-A.
 
2014-08-29 01:38:45 PM  
Say what you will about IBM, but at least they got the Jews to run on time.
 
2014-08-29 02:43:18 PM  
You know who else was powerful in the late 1930s?
 
2014-08-29 02:46:01 PM  
Old-timey Farker MrDorkESQ made an animation out of one of them.
 
2014-08-29 03:06:32 PM  
Awesome.  I should make my employees write a hymnal about me.

[to the tune of Amazing Grace]

The Library is an awesome thing,
We sing of the charm and class
Of Misanthrope our boss! We brown nose every day,
And pray she doesn't fire our ass.
 
2014-08-29 03:35:53 PM  

vernonFL: You know who else was powerful in the late 1930s?


upload.wikimedia.org

Aside from their business partnerships, it seems they shared management styles and corporate culture, too.
 
2014-08-29 04:22:08 PM  
Not only are corporations people, sometimes they're deities.
 
2014-08-29 05:04:00 PM  
Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.
 
2014-08-29 05:04:18 PM  
High above the L. A. freeways, 
And the traffic's whine, 
Stands the well-known Galactronics 
Branch of Yoyodyne.

To the end, we swear undying 
Loyalty to you, 
Pink pavilions bravely shining, 
Palm trees tall and true.

Bendix guides the warheads in, 
Avco builds them nice. 
Douglas, North American, 
Grumman get their slice. 
Martin launches off a pad, 
Lockheed from a sub; 
We can't get the R&D 
On a Piper Cub.

Convair boosts the satellite 
Into orbits round; 
Boeing builds the Minuteman, 
We stay on the ground. 
Yoyodyne, Yoyodyne, 
Contracts flee thee yet.
 
2014-08-29 05:04:56 PM  
(continued)
DOD has shafted thee, 
Out of spite, I'll bet.
 
2014-08-29 05:13:36 PM  
Hail to thee Kamp Krusty,
By the shores of Big Snake Lake...
 
2014-08-29 05:25:34 PM  
The 1930's, 40s, and 50s, were dominated by conformatism.  If you were a rational white male adult, you belonged to some organization or otherwise found some way to show that you were a just like every other white male around you.

/The '60s and '70s not so much
 
2014-08-29 05:29:42 PM  
So --- Apple in the 80s?
 
2014-08-29 05:42:24 PM  
Power? That smacks more of insecurity
 
2014-08-29 05:50:05 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.


Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.
 
2014-08-29 05:58:12 PM  
Could be worse - You could work at the YMCA

/I did
//They played the Village People song at a lot of functions
///I don't think they quite got it
 
2014-08-29 06:07:27 PM  

czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.

Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.


I know people who started there this year. At least one of them tweeted a picture of a song sheet.
 
2014-08-29 06:29:45 PM  
They left out "All Things Watson Wonderful"
 
2014-08-29 06:40:38 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.

Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.


I know people who started there this year. At least one of them tweeted a picture of a song sheet.


It has sense, given that culture is just about the only thing that IBM actually makes nowadays.

/and markup.  IBM makes a lot of markup on things other companies create.
 
2014-08-29 06:45:10 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.

Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.

I know people who started there this year. At least one of them tweeted a picture of a song sheet.


At least one of them is screwing with you.

/Always enjoy these threads where people think they know something about IBM -- or Apple, Google, etc. -- and really they are just repeating whatever they have been told to think
//Double points for the irony of doing so in a thread about conformity
///Slashies, because I was told always to have three slashies
 
2014-08-29 06:49:07 PM  
HAL 9000
IBM


the connection is real, if you know what to look for.
 
2014-08-29 07:06:46 PM  

Ghastly: Say what you will about IBM, but at least they got the Jews to run on time.


Ha ha oh wow
 
2014-08-29 07:15:07 PM  
You can get the PDF they use from here -- https://archive.org/details/songs-of-the-ibm
 
2014-08-29 08:15:09 PM  
When I was in college in 1982 IBM's annual turnover was more than the next fifty computer companies combined. I think number two was DEC. IMBs profit was more than DECs entire turnover.

/And then they threw it all away by building the PC with off-the-shelf parts and licencing the OS from Microsoft.
 
2014-08-29 08:16:29 PM  

Linux_Yes: HAL 9000
IBM


the connection is real, if you know what to look for.


Not according to Arthur Clarke: "As is clearly stated in the novel (Chapter 16), HAL stands for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer. However, about once a week some character spots the fact that HAL is one letter ahead of IBM, and promptly assumes that Stanley and I were taking a crack at the estimable institution ... As it happened, IBM had given us a good deal of help, so we were quite embarrassed by this, and would have changed the name had we spotted the coincidence." (from The Lost Worlds of 2001)
 
2014-08-29 09:46:02 PM  
Writing songs for anything and any occasion was sort of a thing then. Every school and social club has a song, why not companies?
 
2014-08-29 11:26:47 PM  

Good Behavior Day: Writing songs for anything and any occasion was sort of a thing then. Every school and social club has a song, why not companies?


The songs were similar to our fraternity songbook (written in the 19-teens)...

/people will look at twerking and shiat the same way
 
2014-08-30 12:35:41 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-30 02:00:13 AM  
THINK.
 
2014-08-30 02:07:12 AM  
Bully!
 
2014-08-30 02:30:05 AM  

czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.

Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.

I know people who started there this year. At least one of them tweeted a picture of a song sheet.

At least one of them is screwing with you.

/Always enjoy these threads where people think they know something about IBM -- or Apple, Google, etc. -- and really they are just repeating whatever they have been told to think
//Double points for the irony of doing so in a thread about conformity
///Slashies, because I was told always to have three slashies


The Nazi thing is still correct, right?
 
2014-08-30 12:26:21 PM  
I loved the mini-series Triumph of the Nerds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AxFMV6tAg6 4# t=6


Classic ending.
 
2014-08-30 03:48:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Awesome.  I should make my employees write a hymnal about me.

[to the tune of Amazing Grace]

The Library is an awesome thing,
We sing of the charm and class
Of Misanthrope our boss! We brown nose every day,
And pray she doesn't fire our ass.


makeameme.org
 
2014-08-30 06:07:47 PM  
newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2014-08-30 06:11:11 PM  
Is this the sort of thing the Japanese got the idea from?
 
2014-08-30 07:03:37 PM  

llortcM_yllort: czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: czetie: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Uh...pretty sure they still have the song book (or at least A song book) at new hire orientation. Maybe they do it "ironically". I dunno. IBM is still a f*cked up company.

Not sure when you last took a look at IBM, I did orientation in 2006 and it was a perfectly ordinary process.

I know people who started there this year. At least one of them tweeted a picture of a song sheet.

At least one of them is screwing with you.

/Always enjoy these threads where people think they know something about IBM -- or Apple, Google, etc. -- and really they are just repeating whatever they have been told to think
//Double points for the irony of doing so in a thread about conformity
///Slashies, because I was told always to have three slashies

The Nazi thing is still correct, right?


thomas watson recieved a medal from the nazis. proudly.
 
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