Keeping Time



When Jamie Martin, IBM Corporate Archivist, joined IBM’s archives team she was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of “stuff” that a 100-year-old company can accumulate. She wondered how she would begin to get her arms around it all. Then she met the artifact curator and knew things were in good hands. Bill Bucher, an IBMer for nearly half a century, was just the kind of person to care for the countless objects that make up the company’s history and heritage. Behind the walls of the archives and artifact rooms is a world rich with the kind of precise craftsmanship that makes up the legacy of International Business Machines. As the film shows, Bill’s passion and obsession with the art of restoration is infectious and keeps the company’s history of innovation alive in the 21st century.

6 Replies to “Keeping Time”

  1. Very cool.  It is neat seeing many of these items here in the Southern Tier of New York (Endicott) where IBM started.  Several museum have IBM displays here.

  2. Really nice tribute, and I am glad Bill was honored in such a nice way. Great job on the film and I am proud of him and that he is my father. He really has a passion for the IBM archives and the precision and function of the machines and the rich history.

  3. Great, thanks!  The first computer I ever loved was the IBM 360 65.  Do you have one of those?  I still know how to toggle instructions into main storage

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