Another gem : I have a theory about what happened there….
There is a moment in “Pirates of Silicon Valley when white shirt/black tie drones sing a part of “Our I.B.M Salesmen” song from the I.B.M’s official songbook:
“I. B. M., Happy men, smiling all the way.
Oh what fun it is to sell our products night and day.
I. B. M., Watson men, partners of T. J.
In his service to mankind-thatâ€™s why we are so gay”
I.B.M employees were singing those songs for a long time, and this is a well known piece of embarrassing corporate lore. In fact a few people scanned or typed up different versions of the songbook in question. The official band was disbanded in 2001, but it looks like IBM recently created an official “Music Reference Room” where you can see photos and listen to the music clips.
So, I wonder, how long before George Lucas will publish the Star Wars Christmas Special on DVD?
It looks like I failed to attract any Microsoft readers, but I have at least two readers from the Big Blue. Let the pandering to the audience commence!
As those of you who actually read my journal might know that I used to work for a dot com agency called iXL where I had many unforgettable experiences.
(I finally found a metrocard that casa” posted in his journal a while ago).
Anyway, iXL had a logo that looked like this:
In the beginning it was a hip company – dress code was not enforced and neither was anyone required to come in at 9 AM. I don’t remember what it was, insistance on business casual or the mandatory 9AM meeting that made sysadmin named Lee to make enough of these buttons for everyone to wear in the 9AM meeting.