Trust and f-e-a-r

by Volker Weber


I recently speculated how IBM wants to grow sales revenues short term with some audit fear mongering. Here is a slide that shows IBM's dreams. Keep this in mind when IBM reports tremendous growth next time.

The presentation contains a possible explanation of this "honesty gap" that made me chuckle:

Customer does not understand IBM's terms and conditions
Here is your task should you chose to accept it: Try to find an IBMer who understands IBM's terms and conditions.


The uncertainty principle applies. An IBMer can understand the terms, or the conditions; but if he were to attempt to understand both the terms and conditions, at least one of them would change.

Richard Schwartz, 2005-07-13

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