In this 1967 IBM training video, the Cookie Monster eats a talking computerized coffee machine


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/20/in-this-1967-ibm-training-vide.html


#2

If you enjoyed this (and why wouldn’t you?) you’ll also enjoy Henson’s coffee commercials:


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I can’t imagine how this would be used for an IBM training video. What exactly is this supposed to teach?


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Some “training” videos only exist to reinforce the loyalty of the workers. Remember the flap when the IRS appropriated the Starship Enterprise?


#5

Don’t eat the hardware.


#6

He knew that there were cookies hidden there somewhere.


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Looks like this was one of at least three, collected here—first two are different, first Rowlf then Kermit.

I would not have guessed that '60s IBM would have had such a sense of humor about itself


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These corporate “training meetings” used to have a LOT more entertainment value than we would ever suspect today. See also: corporate musicals:



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Centuries later:

Also, Cookie Monster with teeth is quite the sight.


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