Thursday, September 10, 2009

Only contract workers know how to use the internet


I'll bet all the bright ones left.

Reminds me of a story. I was once in charge of a dream to get internet access to the corporation. I was working with some bright people who set up the security gateway, and I did a usenet server, and email. This was way before normal people knew about it. So what happened? All the bright workers used it for porn! They were union, so they didn't get fired, but they totally clamped down and destroyed our efforts. 5 years later, they came out with a horrible, controlled system, and they they gave up on heavy controls, because it was unworkable.

So now it looks somebody found a loophole in their draconian system, and did the porn again! They could only fire the desk-contractors, and not union, but I think now all their brighter engineers are contractors.

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