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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42403.81 In reply to 42403.80 
Yeah, late 90s I was that rare beast, a trade union rep inside a huge international IT company, EDS (EDS had an HR director who was a rich-list billionaire, so well in touch with the needs of his staff). I circulated a note to all members suggesting they lose their "bull bars" as they were totally useless other than to fuck people they hit. Since the whole management team at the site where I worked had bull-bars, even on their sad corporate Vauxhall Cavaliers (really), this did not go down well.

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42403.82 In reply to 42403.81 
EDS. I remember that name in connection with some far-right USian nutjob, which narrows it down to ~70-million.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42403.83 In reply to 42403.82 
The outsourcing/consultancy bit that I worked for ended up being bought by HP although I think it's fragmented into various bits now. The original EDS was started by Ross Perot if that's the chap you're thinking of. The Board was a typical smug bunch of Ivy League, entitled, rich people and we were blessed with vanity published hardcover books of their wise thoughts about business and life in general every few months. Worth a laugh after the cringe had worn off. That said, they weren't a bad company to work for.

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Ross Perot, that be him. From the few media appearances I took in, he had the charisma of a turnip.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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He was a MAN OF ACTION. When a couple of EDS bigwigs were locked up in Iran after the revolution he organised a private rescue operation led by former Green Beret Arthur "Bull" Simons. GM took over the company in 84, although it continued as EDS, and he eventually stepped aside in favour of Les Alberthal who was CEO when I worked for them. Alberthal had an eye-wateringly vast retirement fund. When he stepped down in caused a drop in the share price. 

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