January 27, 2011, 4:40 PM — Did you know that this year is the 100th anniversary of IBM? Yeah, it slipped my mind too. Fortunately, the company reminds us that in 1911, International Business Machines was created. To help celebrate its 100 years, they've produced a very unique and innovative video (see below), which highlights the company's history.
They got 100 people who were born in each year of IBM's history, and get them to narrate the highlights. For example, the first guy is 100 years old, and he talks about what happened in 1911. Then a 99-year-old person talks about 1912, etc., etc. It's so fascinating that you'll want to sit through the entire 13 minute video to watch as the narrators get younger and younger.
Oh, and you might learn something about IBM in the process. This is Web video at its finest.
If you like the anniversary stuff, check out the Network World's "25 Geekiest 25th anniversaries" for a list of things that are only one-fourth the age of IBM.