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"Link to the Future" film

1974
 Collection
Accession: 2014-254

Abstract

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology.

Dates

  • 1974

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 reel (400 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm.

Historical Note

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. IBM had an image as offering superior products at a lower price than their competitors. IBM customers were portrayed as loyal and satisfied with the service provided by “Big Blue”

Scope and Content

This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology. New devices are now developed that make them easier for humans to interact. The integration of device control and line control can provide the new systems network architecture to connect on shared lines. LSI production allows new devices to distribute network function. Local storage is introduced. Production continues when host is unavailable.

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized [FILM_2014254_FC01].

Access Restrictions

This item is available for research.

This film is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Link to the Future film
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2016.
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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