Thank you capitalism, IBM etc

On Tuesday, IBM Research celebrated it’s 60th Birthday. IBM inventions and discoveries include the programming language Fortran (1957), magnetic storage (1955), the relational database (1970), DRAM (dynamic random access memory) cells (1962), the RISC (reduced instruction set computer) chip architecture (1980), fractals (1967), superconductivity (1987) and the Data Encryption Standard (1974). In the last 12 years, IBM has received 29,021 patents¢â¬âmore than any other company or individual in the world.

From Slashdot.

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