Saturday, October 3, 2009

IBM Think Notepads

IBM gave away these wonderful notepads to their employees and others outside the company to encourage thinking. I'm a big sucker of these kind of things, so if you have one notepad to sell, please, get in touch. IBM Logo Merchandise Store has a Think Note Jotter IBM Vintage (updated link) for sale.

From the IBM Archives it says:

When Thomas J. Watson joins the Computer-Tabulating Recording Company -- the forerunner of today's IBM -- in 1914, he brings with him the "Think" motto he coined when he managed the sales and advertising departments at the National Cash Register Company. "Thought," he says, "has been the father of every advance since time began. 'I didn't think' has cost the world millions of dollars." Soon, the one-word slogan "THINK" appears in large block-letter signs in offices and plants throughout the company.

Listen to Thomas Watson as he speaks about thinking. Here is the transcript of the same speech.

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