Friday, December 03, 2004

 
IB . . . M?

So, listening to NPR (well, MPR, really) this morning, I heard that IBM is getting rid of the "M." The company is apparently in talks with the largest PC manufacturer in China and at least one other company, according to the New York Times and Reuters. And because this seems to be the week for quoting from the 1980s band Information Society, I offer you the following:

"Where Would I Be Without IBM"

I could never care enough
To do what I had to do.
And now that I am scared enough,
It all comes back to you.
Communication's rarely open
For messages to get through.
I would speak; I'd be outspoken
If I could think of anything new.

Where would I be without my radio?
Where would I be without birth control?
Where would I be without fair-weather friends?
Where would I be -- without ibm?

You tell me what I should need.
Advice is your specialty.
But could I ever need enough
For you to set me free?
I’m afraid to make decisions,
That’s where you come in.
In the case of chance collisions,
I look at you as my friend.

Where would I be without my pc?
Where would I be without mtv?
Where would I be without cnn?
Where would I be -- without ibm?

Where would I be without all my toys?
Where would I be without sampled noise?
Where would I be without seeing you again?
Where would I be -- without ibm?


- posted by laurie @ 12/03/2004 07:38:00 AM
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