Re: IBM hasn't been IBM for a very long time
This is exactly what happens when hordes of childish upper management takes over...
Couldn't have stated it better myself. When form is valued over function, you can write off the company, there's no chance of saving it, because all the smart people are gone, leaving toadies and high school vice-principals in charge. These folks are good at two things: playing office politics and looking good when the big boss shows up.
I'll bet Bell Labs and HP didn't have a "clean desk" policy...back when Real Engineering was being done there.