Word comes from Megan in Chicago, one of our most valued and assiduous correspondents, that this humble blog has been blocked by the IT police of her company. Megan writes:
I’ll miss you, too, Megan! It’s all so unfair! A social network? Us? Could that be? Every day we have as serious a discussion of current business-related events as the facts warrant! Sure, a lot of the time we focus on the ridiculous and outrageous, but that’s a direct effect of the times in which we live, right? Just look at the following issues we’ve dealt with in recent months:
- Guys who play golf and bridge while their city-states are flailing, and are then super-compensated upon their departure;
- The collapse of huge banking institutions that stupidly gave loans to people who couldn’t repay them when belts tightened even one teeny notch;
- The most aggressive Fed in living memory, moving dynamically to do who knows what?;
- Utter confusion on the part of experts and pundits of all stripes, and a general sense of incapacity and weirdness from all over;
- The usual insanity pertaining to mergers, acqusitions, divestitures and other organizational hooey in organizations from Apple and AOL to Yahoo and whatever companies that start with the letter Z you can think of;
- Intense activity in the digital arena, including the geometric growth of online retail while brick and mortar stumbled;
- The worst performance by the airlines industry since Howard Hughes attempted to commercialize the Spruce Goose;
- Other (your peeve here).
We’ve covered these terrific business trends and stories just like a responsible information source should, with aplomb, sagacity and no little amount of sang froid. We’ve also looked extensively at your bulls**t jobs and crazy bosses, and even occasionally offered some advice in our Ask Bing sector. And if, in so doing, we have also attracted a witty, savvy, saucy, snazzy, slightly snarky group that get together with some regularity to comment on the general situation? Does that make us a social network worthy of blockage? Well! All I can say is…
Thanks for the promotion, IT dudes! Now come on! Free the blog! Lift the blockade! Let freedom ring!