Stuff IBMers say

On Friday November 18, 2011, IBMers around the world engaged in the worlds first group therapy session held entirely in Twitter!
(well maybe not the first, and not really group therapy, but it sounds more dramatic when I put it like that).

It focused entirely on tweeting classic lines heard in day to day life at IBM, using the hashtag #stuffibmerssay.   The result was an amusing out-pouring that kept growing as the day went on (and has not stopped).  Karl Roche did a great summary write-up here where he captured some of the more classic stuff.  Holly Neilson also wrote a nice blog post on the subject here.

You will notice many of the tweets focus on phone conferences, which are without a doubt the greatest contributor to and destroyer of, productivity in IBM.    Classics such as this one came up again and again (and it’s a common problem for me):

Nicely counter-balanced by failures to mute like these:

Enjoy….  and if you’re an IBMer, please feel free to contribute, it’s all in good fun.


About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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4 Responses to Stuff IBMers say

  1. Anthony, my novel opens with a teleconference. You have alerted me to some nuggets that I can insert…Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the mention, Anthony. It’s been great fun, hasn’t it? :-)

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