Navigational computer (1961)


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Navigational computer (1961)

Navigational computer (1961

Navigational computer (1961
The now widely pervasive satellite-based Global Positioning System is not the first technology to help pilots know their exact geographical positions in real-time during flight. In fact, IBM helped to meet that need more than 40 years ago, as seen in this 1961 advertisement published in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Harper's and Scientific American . The ad was part of a corporate campaign to publicize IBM's research accomplishments by telling the story of a specific problem and describing IBM's contribution to the solution. (VV9011)