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Take a Big Blue cheque and go: IBM settles 281 UK age discrim cases

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Re: confidential terms

"The old IBM image of a guy wearing head to toe Marks and Spencer, cashmere jumper, white shirt and chinos, doesn't sell kit anymore. That's not what the mainstream perception of a techie is anymore."

Good Diety, you are SO young! My dear father-in-law, may he rest in peace, a forty-year man at IBM, would never have been seen dead in anything but dark suit, conservative tie, and white shirt. In that kit he was just as happy talking to the CEO or crawling under a desk to trace wires (always brought a plastic tarp in his briefcase for the instances when the latter was required). I hope he is resting in peace, if he knew what IBM has become, you could power a small city off the dynamo of him spinning in his grave.

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