IBM redefined „Global”

From the „IBM still has geography problems” comes todays story. Via my feedreader, I stumbled across „The global XML Challenge” by IBM: The global XML Challenge I don’t know, why, but IBM wants to know (and probably didn’t shell out for an IP<->GeoInfo service like adultfriendfinder does) where you are from. Take a look at the location selector: IBM country selection without Austria Yes, right! There is no „Austria” (not to speak of „Österreich”), just „Germany”. So after spelling Wien (Vienna) as „Wein” (wine) and adding it to Germany, IBM again made Austria a part of Germany. Thanks IBM. Very „global”.

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sarcasm mode=on

IBM is 'a little bit' in the past. At the time, where the Hollerith systems, which are sold by IBM, are widely used in germany some decades ago, Austria was just 'a part of germany'. From this perspective it's consequent to not list Austria and locate Vienna(Wien) in germany.

sarcasm mode=off

Sorry, but i really can't resist.

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