For the past century, IBM has been one of the world’s most influential companies, constantly pushing technology and innovation forward. Despite the dominating presence of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in today’s pop culture sphere, IBM’s contributions have been just as groundbreaking in shaping the information age. In fact, all of those companies have a solid chunk of Big Blue’s DNA coded into their mainframes.
The proof is in its rich and colorful history, laden with technical feats, workplace breakthroughs, and yes, the occasional legal drama. Here are 20 fun facts sure to change your view on the iconic PC manufacturer.