IBM's internal UX newsletter summed it up well: "End of an Era." Tony Temple retires after 44 years with IBM. It is hard to capture what Tony has meant to the company, and to the user experience field as a whole. Here are just a few links which I have selected about Tony.
I never worked with Tony, but I enjoyed a few dinners and other conversations with him. End of an era, indeed.
Dick Berry is retiring, too, after 38 years, and Susan Mills (Director of User Technologies) passed away in December, so there is a definite sense of loss at the top of the IBM user experience family.