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That Mad Men Computer, Explained by HBR in 1969

It’s 1969 on this season’s Mad Men, and a glass-enclosed climate-controlled room is being built to house Sterling Cooper’s first computer — a soon-to-be-iconic IBM System/360 – in the space where the copywriters used to meet.

That same year, in an article entitled “Computer Graphics for Decision Making,” IBM engineer Irvin Miller introduced HBR’s readers to a potent new computing technology that was part of the 360 — the interactive graphical display terminal. Read entire article here>