Don't underestimate Jim Manzi's business sense and abilities ("Soft[ware] in the head," News: Analysis & Commentary, June 26). As an employee of Lotus Development Corp. from 1991 to 1995, I watched him weather many storms and remain on top. He's as tough as nails. If IBM is smart, they'll get him into their inner circle and put his input to good use. IBM is lucky to have him on their team.

Mike Minelli

Rocky River, Ohio

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