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Comment: Re:Why is "Watson" such a popular choice of name? (Score 5, Informative) 154

by grouse (#28110287) Attached to: How IBM Plans To Win Jeopardy!

Because Thomas J. Watson was the man who turned IBM into a global empire, and Thomas J. Watson Jr. brought it into computers. They successively held the top position at IBM for 57 years. So it's a very important name at IBM, and the connection with Sherlock Holmes is serendipitous.

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