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IBM Goes Hollywood for “Hidden Figures”

Post: Jan. 17, 2017

Hidden Figures, the drama about the black female mathematicians who played a pivotal role in the space race behind the scenes at NASA, has been the number one movie in America for two weeks now, so it seems an ideal time to bring up the role a little local business called IBM plays in the film. Yes, an IBM mainframe computer plays a large part in the film, and those mainframes were manufactured right here in Poughkeepsie. IBM has teamed up with studio behind the movie to put together an extensive look at its role in the Hidden Figures story.