Little-Known Facts About Ten Legendary IT Firms

Little-Known Facts About Ten Legendary IT Firms

Little-Known Facts About Ten Legendary IT Firms

An early incarnation of the company was called the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which manufactured and sold tabulators and punched cards—but also sold meat and cheese slicers.

If you're looking to impress people by the water cooler or at your next office party, you can casually mention some of these little-known facts about well-known technology companies. Sure, they don't speak to your command of software coding, analytical skills, database management or application development. But they do signify that you can serve as a virtual repository of entertaining trivia about these Tech Titans. (Who knows, that may impress the C-suite execs as much as your ability to demonstrate wizard-like C/C++ programming skills.) The trivia bits range from corporate origins to disgruntled customer incidents to an odd lawsuit to real-life brushes with Hollywood greatness. And, yes, given that we're dealing with tech folks, you can bet that pizza also comes into play here. Ultimately, these bits of knowledge demonstrate that behind every great company, is, well, a couple of great stories about that company.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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