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With apologies to Michael Sampson of Shared Spaces Research and Consulting, with his excellent "Conversations on the Web" writings, I would like to offer "Conversations from the Caddyshack", with compliance and governance tidbits from the web and beyond. So here we go...from a link provided by James Governor of Redmonk, we get to read the lengthy rebuttal to John Battelle's passing mention of convicted investment banker Frank Quattrone in his new book entitled "The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture". The rebuttal did not come from Quattrone, but from his communications consultant. I am sorry Mr. Consultant, but a conviction is still a conviction until successfully appealed. So until then, Quattrone was "brought down" by his e-mails, and at least he is only looking 18 months in a federal "country club" prison as opposed to Tyco crooks Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz, who are possibly heading to Attica or Sing-Sing to serve their 8-25 year sentences...a .Net contract development team in a government agency is using Yahoo! Instant Messenger to communicate with each other, despite agency policy against public instant messaging and the fact that there is a Lotus Sametime entitlement at this agency. When asked why, the response from one of the architects was "What's the problem with using Yahoo! Instant Messenger?" and "Isn't Sametime part of Slotus Notes? I heard it sucks." Maybe he should try a piece of software himself before passing judgement with his MS$ eyes on. Then maybe he will understand the risks of using public instant messaging networks on a work environment.

09/23/2005 12:53:17 AM

Comment posted by Michael Sampson09/23/2005 12:31:00 AM

No apologies needed; no offense taken. I'm glad the title works for you as well as it does for me. I hope you're sending trackbacks too!

09/26/2005 03:26:10 PM

Comment posted by Stan Rogers09/26/2005 02:57:28 PM

One thing, though -- whyja hafta go and flop poor little Eddie Lowrey like that? Was it just to give his right shoulder a break after 92 years?

09/26/2005 08:48:11 PM

Comment posted by Christopher Byrne09/26/2005 08:40:56 PM

Only flipped the poor lad to get the picture on the right side, facing in. You win the prize for identifying him.

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