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Re: WP: Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever

  • From: Daniel Karrenberg
  • Date: Wed Oct 23 07:35:32 2002

At 07:50 AM 10/23/2002, Jamie C. Pole wrote:
>It's a terrible thing when the most "competent" assessment of an attack
>comes from a "company spokesperson", rather than someone just a little more
>technical...

In my reality the shop floor is not allowed to comment on something 
that is seen as vital to a corporation's interests at all. This 
in order not to destroy carefully crafted statements by the spokespeople 
vetted by the lawyerpeople. Such statements tend to be designed to
hide the bad news and amplify whatever snippets of good news can be found.

The *perceived* "affluence" of *comptetent* technical people has an effect on this:
It makes the shop floor *much less* likely to talk even to peers for fear of 
their jobs.

Daniel





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