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In case you haven't noticed, there's a lot going on this week around the IBM Centennial. There aren't many companies, let alone IT companies, that can say they're 100 years old. I think it's pretty awesome that I actually work for this company, and have done so for about 15 years. Even that seems like a long time in terms of the IT business. Needless to say, it's got me looking back on my career and thinking about how much has changed in that time.
When I joined IBM, I had received the first email address that I actually used. At previous jobs, perhaps I had an email address assigned to me, but using it for day-to-day business communication was not yet a very widespread part of corporate culture. People were still picking up the phone, or walking over to a coworker's office to talk. Instant messaging would come later, and now that seems to be taking over where email left off. So, I am part of that generation that knew what life was like before the Internet changed everything.