A warm feeling of nostalgia: my first Thinkpad was a 760CD, 120 Mhz Pentium/16MB RAM and internal CD-ROM drive, running OS/2 of course. We have indeed come a long way from those days.
I just read on the BBC that they have become the worlds No. 1 PC maker as well. That's a good birthday present for sure.
I'm reading this on A Lenovo/Thinkpad now ;-) They are a great platform for running Linux on ,so I tend to pick them or Dell instead of others. They are indeed robust, reliable and just keep going. However, asthetically ,these days they leave a lot to be desired. I suspect my next machine will be an Apple, as they run Linux very nicely now as well, thanks to Linus Torvalds using one.