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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Pass the bong dude, it's Windows hacking time!
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Subject: Re: [hangout] Pass the bong dude, it's Windows hacking time!
From: Ron Guerin
To: David Sugar
Cc: Dave Williams , NYLXS , dmarti-at-ssc.com
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Date: 12 Jun 2003 12:51:14 -0400
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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?
It's probably a better time now, than most times to voice your
concerns. But the board probably doesn't care. Shareholders might.
Here's an idea... institutional shareholders (pensions, insurance
companies, etc.) have had some success throwing their weight around in
boardrooms. If you can sell these same institutions on the reduced risk
and economic advantages of Free and Open software, you'd have a powerful
ally with unfettered access to decision-makers.
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