Epic tennis match overloads high-tech scoreboard

Tennis fans around the world thrilled to the longest-ever professional tennis match at Wimbledon last week, with John Isner and Nicolas Mahut playing 11 hours over 3 days before Isner finally emerged triumphant. But partway through, the IBM-supplied scoreboard, which could only handle digits up to 47, failed, and the umpire had to start announcing the score. An IBM employee toiled between days two and three to make sure it was up to snuff. Read more...

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