Yes, “due diligence” of Sun Micro is a legal and practical process. But if IBM entered it expecting to find a reason to back out, then IBM’s due diligence is merely a cover-up and pre-text to rumble through the closets and cellar of a viable competitor. IBM will learn key operating and marketing details with a straight face. There could even be more sinister and demonic forces at work, but dare I articulate them ?
PLEEZZE DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER ! PLEEZZE !!!
Like I said, just call me cynical. See, Big Blue Sam and me, we got history. Purely business, of course.