Watson Jr. memo about CDC 6600

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Date
1963-08
Credit Line
Courtesy of the IBM Corporate Archive
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Keywords
Control Data Corporation (CDC); International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Watson, Thomas J., 1914-1993
Object ID
500004285

Watson penned this scathing memo asking how IBM lost “our industry leadership” to a company with “34 people, including the janitor.” Also known as "The Janitor Memo," it shows the impact Control Data Corporation and its computers had on the leadership of IBM.