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2011-06-16 11:50:00

IBM had its 100-year birthday on today with a market capitalization of $197 billion as the world's 14th most valuable technology company. IBM dates its birth to the June 16, 1911 merger of three firms:  the Tabulating Machine Co, the International Time Recording Co. and the Computer Scale Co. of America. Thomas Watson Sr. is the man credited with building IBM into a powerhouse and he joined the new company, Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. (CTR) in 1914 and renamed it International...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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