I was speaking to a guy from IBM the other day who told me that the laptop / desktop part of the company has been sold to a Chinese-based firm called Lenovo and by 2009 (or before), Thinkpads will not be branded with IBM but with Lenovo instead! See for yourself:
IBM pimped-out to Lenovo?
According to this guy, The profit margins are better flogging high-end server boxes than those you get from laptops or desktops (with smaller volumes to boot - no pun intended).
This is my first blog entry created using in the Opera Browser. A quick bit of HTML editing seems to have solved the Opera layout quirks :)