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Unisys Corporation (UIS): The Computer So Advanced It Took 200 Years to Build

Today, the global technology industry accounts for an estimated $1.1 trillion in global revenue each year, and its products and services help drive trillions of additional dollars through the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average contained no computing components when UNIVAC turned on in 1951, and today it has five, which make up about 16% of the index’s total weighting and which combined for more than $400 billion in revenue during the 60th year following UNIVAC’s first operation.

The article The Computer So Advanced It Took 200 Years to Build originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Alex Planes holds no financial position in any company mentioned here. Add him on Google+ or follow him on Twitter @TMFBiggles for more insight into markets, history, and technology.The Motley Fool owns shares of International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM).

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