BBG found a great line from IBM to Mark Papermaster, the IBM hardware guy who went to Apple to make and sell iPods. After trying many methods to keep Mark from joining a successful hardware company, they finally whipped out the favorite of anti-smut crusaders and anti-segregationists everywhere:
After Papermaster informed IBM of his decision to accept the position at Apple, IBM implored Papermaster “to consider the effect of his decision on his family.”
I’m sure the Papermaster children are enjoying plenty of free iPods right now. The same, sadly cannot be said for the IBM children who were, until recently, were forced to put red clitorii onto ThinkPads while wearing black suits.