IBM History of Computing. By Steven Taylor. Who is IBM?. IBM stands for the International Business Machines Corporation. This corporation is known for its technology and consulting. How did they originate.
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By Steven Taylor
In 1952 Thomas Watson Jr. became the president of IBM ending the 40 years his father ran the company before.
in 1956 the IBM 704 was created
This was the device that allowed one to play checkers on and the machine could “learn” from its own experience with the game.
According to history the IBM 704 is believed to be the first “self-learning” program invented.
In 1957 IBM developed the FORTRAN, which was a science based programming language.
These developments in the 1950s increased the revenue tremendously for IBM.