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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 17th Jun 2011 06:42 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

We have an IBM server at work for our previous ERP system. When I unplug its network cable to put in to another switch IBM calls me to tell me the cable was unplugged. Changing my number in the system didn't help either, because then they called me to tell me the number was wrong.

How annoying!

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Fri 17th Jun 2011 10:10 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-05-19

IBM: We know better!

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Drumhellar on Fri 17th Jun 2011 17:57 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

That gave me a good laugh.

Maybe their tech support doesn't have enough to do?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I indeed think they may not have much to do.

I'm not that fond of IBM as a company (party due to their website and Lotus Notes/Domino), but their hardware has never failed on me.

And the original IBM PC was kinda cool in a geeky and evil way. I liked the metal case and the also metal case badge. OS/2 was cool for its time. And the Thinkpad.

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