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Old 08-12-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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I was just looking at some of the IBM songs. These are songs from the IBM song book that praise IBM and encourage company spirit.

They make for some entertaining reading. By today's standards, they seem a little nuts. But wouldn't it be interesting of IBM's problem's didn't start until after they stopped singing.
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Wow. Another day, another time when, once hired, you expected to stay with a company until retirement and you automatically became a "company man/woman". I think the last generation that could count on such stability from employers and employees was perhaps the young marrieds of WWII and before. My parents knew that day, but my sisters and I have only heard of it.

   
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:39 AM   #3
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<< God save our gracious King, >>

They do go back ..... pre 1950?

And:

106 IBM Company Songs


1. AMERICA

My country, ‘tis of thee,

GREAT BRITAIN AND CANADA

God save our gracious King,


reminds me how touched I was in 1940 when I came to Rochester NY as a schoolboy evacuee from England to hear our national anthem played on the downtown carillon at noon every day <s>

   
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They do go back ..... pre 1950?
From what I've been able to find, the first copy of "Songs of IBM" was published in 1927. There also appears to be a symphony composed for IBM.

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ex...music_CH1.html

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ex...music_IS1.html
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:33 PM   #5
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I feel I ought to refer to this in the Compuserve PCHardware Forum where I still sysop -- any objection?

<< 1940 On IBM Day (May 13) at the New York World's Fair, IBM presents Lily Pons and Lawrence Tibbett of the Metropolitan Opera Company, along with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the direction of Wilfred Pelletier. More than 10,000 IBM employees from the United States and abroad attend IBM Day events at the World's Fair. >>

Shame I was there just a few months too late <g>

   
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Please feel free to utilize any information or references I post.
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Thanks.

Now everybody -- We are the Ovaltinies .......

   
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Oh Shoot! I just could not resist. Here is my contribution to the upcoming publication called "Songs of Desktop Publishing Forum."


Desktop Publishing Forum (To the tune of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow")

Desktop Publishing Forum
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When my projects are troubled
You repair,
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Each day I visit and log in
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I'm happy and the reason why
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Just then a scantly clad gal with a sledge hammer runs in...
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Just then a scantly clad gal with a sledge hammer runs in...
Gal?!!! You call that a “gal”?

Hrrrmph. That was a goddess! <g>

   
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