Little-Known Facts About Ten Tech Legends

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Amazon's warehouses have more storage space than 700 combined Madison Square Gardens.

Do you consider yourself a trivia whiz—especially when it comes to obscure knowledge about technology and the IT industry? If so, we still bet that the following facts about these 10 legendary technology companies will surprise you. They include tidbits about a singing computer, a historic landmark, "green" environmental initiatives and even physical storage space (not the storage that comes with our computers). And one of our findings deals with cigarette smoking. (Hint: It's bad for something in addition to your health.) Included here are some facts about tech titans like Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cisco and Amazon. Ultimately, when you combine these fascinating facts, you'll be able to safely conclude that IT is about so much more than hardware, software and all things digital. You'll also realize that there are compelling stories and anecdotes behind every one of these companies. This means that someday, the work and experiences you've encountered during your IT career may end up as an answer to a question on a game show like Jeopardy!

This article was originally published on 2014-05-27
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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