Most here are probably too young or too short of tenure to remember how great and respected a company IBM was up through the 1980's and early 90's. Introducing oneself as an IBM'er and showing your ID card at any security desk was rewarded with instant respect, a bit of envy and access to the whole place. I worked in Manhattan, there were thousands, literally, of IBM employees on Manhattan Island alone. It was great and by the time I retired in 2013 it was all squandered by C suite management. I see no return to that kind of company ever and am sorry that others will never know it.
What a shame that all that is lost.