Saturday, May 31, 2003

I've got to comment on this stupid article I read on BCentral yesterday. The article tells businesspeople three things they shouldn't use technology for:

1) Sending an Anonymous e-mail to one of your competior's customers praising yourself and attacking your competitor.

2) Anonymously posting libelous allegations against your competitor on public message boards

3) Rigging a Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year award voting so that your competitor loses.

Now I have an honest question. Are businesspeople really this stupid and crooked? Do they really need someone to tell them, "Don't do this!"? Maybe the author was simply desperate for a topic and came up with this. We're in a sad state as a country if businessmen find these tactics tempting. Of course, if they have to be told not to do this, she may have to write follow-up columns such as, "How to Not Embezzle Company Funds" and "Sexual Harassment: It's Not a Good Idea".

When I have a case of writer's block next Winter, I can write a column suggest that it's a bad idea for baseball players to crush their arms under buildings, or how its not a good idea to make it your goal to get hit in the groin by the ball, and a follow up column on why Athletic Support cups are good for you.

I've let this place go to pot! I haven't posted anything here in two months. I've got three new updates:

  • Updated the Baseball Page with my latest columns. I've made my upteenth resolution to keep this page updated every week. It's really not that hard. Whenever they post my column, all I need to is change the top page, upload it and note it here, but I can be lazy and forgetful as readers of this board will note as my last post here was in mid-March.

  • Added the Christian Movie Night page to the Living Water Christian Fellowship page . It has pictures from the video cover and links to descriptions of all the movies we'll be showing this Summer. Hope, we have more people coming out this next time.

  • Added the The Screwtape Report, which is the coolest political project I've come up with. I write the columns from the perspective of Dave Screwtape, a Democratic political consultant who is writing a weekly report to fellow Democrats on strategy and policy. It's challenging writing to say the least, but it is worthwile. The reactions I've gotten from Free Republic have been extremely positive. Hopefully, I can sell the Screwtape idea to the big boys.