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RobertoOrtiz
12-28-2005, 01:42 PM
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"John Diebold, a business visionary who preached computerization during the era of Elvis and Eisenhower as the future of worldwide industry, has died at the age of 79.

Although Diebold is now hailed as a prophet of the computerized future, his zeal for computers was not widely shared in the 1950s.

After graduating from the Harvard Business School in 1951, he was hired by a New York management consulting firm and was fired three times for insisting that clients consider computerizing."

>>LINK<< (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051228/ap_on_hi_te/obit_diebold;_ylt=ApzEblivpHlXmrPWjHAAf96s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg)

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Array
12-28-2005, 07:03 PM
Is this the same Diebold responsible for those infamous voting machines?

js33
12-29-2005, 03:12 AM
From the article...

"Over the next half-century, his firm, which had no connection to electronic equipment company Diebold Inc., provided advice to AT&T, IBM, Boeing and Xerox, along with the cities of Chicago and New York and the countries of Venezuela and Jordan."

Cheers,
JS

Array
12-29-2005, 04:28 PM
From the article...

"Over the next half-century, his firm, which had no connection to electronic equipment company Diebold Inc., provided advice to AT&T, IBM, Boeing and Xerox, along with the cities of Chicago and New York and the countries of Venezuela and Jordan."

Cheers,
JS

Ah..not sure how I missed that. Thank you very much for clarifying.

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