March 25th, 2004

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____________________[PRO] Big Blue breaks out of the box

The researchers at International Business Machines are clearly proud of their company's long record of scientific discovery, from the magnetic storage disc to Fortran, the first computer programming language.

In fact, the origins of every one of IBM's products can be traced back to breakthroughs in the company's research laboratories, says Paul Horn, the pony-tailed head of the famed Watson Research Center.

So how will Big Blue keep its technological edge as the basis of competition in the information technology industry shifts?

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[PER] Cliches, to be honest with you, drive us mad

LONDON (Reuters) - The fact of the matter is that at the end of the day there is nothing, like, value-added about using cliches 24/7 -- with all due respect it's not awesome, it's annoying.

The Plain English Campaign said on Wednesday it had canvassed people in 70 countries to find the most irritating phrases of all.

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короче, а что, типа, так же чиста раздражает в, так сказать, русском?