|FROM ||Dave Williams
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Pass the bong dude, it's Windows hacking time!
On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 12:29, David Sugar wrote:
> Curiously, as it happens, I do still have a significent block of Continental's
> stock in my portfolio. I also recall the "cutting edge IT" environment of
> Continental Airlines when their entire frequent flier certificate program was
> ran on a few dos based desktop PC's in a back office at Rand McNally next to
> their print shop, and this was not all that long ago :).
> When a managing director appears to demonstrate such complete incompetence in
> his job, as a shareholder, I am deeply concerned for the value of my stock.
> I think perhaps it might be appropriate for me to share my concerns with
> their board. What do people here think?
I think that's an excellent idea, and perhaps an obligation if you are a
This Hanks guy is obviously a raging incompetent with an axe to grind,
and any company would be better off without him. I personally wouldn't
trust him with a hamster and a Habitrail, but I feel that way about a
regrettably large number of people in positions of authority.
There's a thread on Newsforge about the article, which includes other
links to comments Hanks made in various database forums. It seems
others have also voiced their displeasure to Continental's management.
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