IBM chose a most unusual way
of announcing/narrating their presentation. A host dressed
in white tie and tails descends from the steel trees on a crow's
nest platform and addresses the audience while suspended before
them! After his introduction, he ascends back into the Information
Machine and appears on a balcony to narrate the show.
Look closely at the picture
on the left. The host can be seen ascending or descending from
an exterior portal in the ovoid in open air on the crow's
nest - some 60+ feet up! Now that's a ride! No doubt
"just another day at the office" on a beautiful sunny
day, but a most unpleasant experience in a driving April rain?