Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
IBM "Today International Business Machines celebrated a relative rarity in the tech business - its one hundredth anniversary. By contrast Google is a mere 12 years old, Apple is 35, Microsoft is 36, and Hewlett-Packard is 72 years old." One of the most important companies in the computer industry. Congratulations, IBM, on to the next century! And we get to use our IBM logo for once. Yay!
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RE[2]: Balance the view
by spanglywires on Thu 16th Jun 2011 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Balance the view"
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'Godwin's law does not claim to articulate a fallacy; it is instead framed as a memetic tool to reduce the incidence of inappropriate hyperbolic comparisons'

The very uncontested situation that IBM colloborated knowingly or possibly (but less likely unknowingly) through a 90% owned subsiduary leaves at very least a serious question mark on corporate responsibility and management ethos.

As for the boot analogy, no, I wouldn't sell boots to to a genocidal dictator, its called a moral decision. Much as I won't buy products tested on animals, I avoid IBM hardware and software wherever I have the purchasing decision. That is a moral stance I have taken because I value the victims.

If you choose to sell your boots to genocidal dictators, that is your moral stance - I judge you not. After all, the B in IBM stands for business.

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