[linux-elitists] IBM

Kevin A. Burton burton@openprivacy.org
Thu Dec 27 11:39:23 PST 2001


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Jason Spence <thalakan@lightconsulting.com> writes:

> Has anyone read Lou Gerstner's speeches on IBM's site?
> See: http://www.ibm.com/lvg/speeches.phtml
> 
> I was doing my daily research and picked IBM's site.  Dude, he's not kidding
> about this supporting Linux thing.  He whines about having to buy from IT
> companies when he was selling crackers and traveler's checks, and how Linux is
> the greatest thing since sliced bread for customers of IT.
<snip/>

Yeah.  I think they are still pissed about getting the shaft by MS on OS/2!

Talk about paying attention to history..

> That sounded like a commercial, didn't it.  I'm sorry.  I'm just happy that I
> might not have to spend any money on advertising next year.
> 
> But that's not the mind-boggling thing.  This... this is the mind-boggling
> thing:
> 
> http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/sashxb/
> 
> My grandma can write GNOME apps now.

Big deal.  My gradma is an 3733t hax0r!

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