theodp writes: 'IBM's Well-Being Management System,' boasts Big Blue, 'ensures proactive planning, execution excellence, measurement and continuous improvement in all areas of employee health and well-being.' As one example of its paycheck-fattening wellness initiatives, IBM cites yoga activities, which the Smarter Planet people may want to reconsider after reading How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body in Sunday's NY Times. From the article: 'Among devotees, from gurus to acolytes forever carrying their rolled-up mats, yoga is described as a nearly miraculous agent of renewal and healing. They celebrate its abilities to calm, cure, energize and strengthen. And much of this appears to be true: yoga can lower your blood pressure, make chemicals that act as antidepressants, even improve your sex life. But the yoga community long remained silent about its potential to inflict blinding pain.'
We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the
technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM.
-- Edsger Dijkstra