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Two Truths and a Lie

There is a classic party game called Two Truths and a Lie. In short, the game involves each individual participating to make 3 statements, 2 of which are true and 1 of which is a lie. The others in the party are challenged to guess which one of the statements is a lie.

It occurred to me that many companies in the Software industry seem to be playing this game every day. In a recent interview, Steve Mills alluded to this when he highlighted the fact that Oracle operates with the perspective that "lies that go unchallenged become the truth".

While I have blogged within IBM's intranet for years, I felt it was time that I start to share some thoughts publicly. After all, someone needs to start to challenge the lies openly.

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