IBM is being sued for the cost of a £700,000 server that was written off after being dropped by a forklift truck. US contractor TR Systems is suing IBM, claiming that poor packaging caused the severe damage to the server, which occurred in transit to a warehouse.
The US District Court in Alexandria will decide who is to blame - the forklift driver or IBM. Either way, they don't make 'em like they used to. IBM used to install AS/400 servers in Chieftain tanks and claimed the servers were bomb proof - presumably only when the tanks were packed in bubble wrap.