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June 23, 2004

Gypsies sue IBM over role in Holocaust

A timely reminder of how bureaucracy quietly acts as a shield against personal responsibility. Did IBM tweak their tech to aid genocide during WWII? What responsibility for war crimes do today's technology companies take?

According to The Guardian today, IBM's appeal has been more about questioning jurisdiction than any denial. The paper goes on to say that IBM's founder Thomas Watson was "an admirer of Hitler and was decorated by the Third Reich in 1937".

Posted by .M. at June 23, 2004 10:08 AM

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No TV news coverage of this. Not surprising given how much IBM advertising is around via Wimbledon at the moment.

Posted by: .M. at July 1, 2004 09:58 AM

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