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Subject: Re: UKNM: Re: S/W to scan Internet/Newsgroups
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 09:05:58 +0100

Jo Chipchase wrote:
> Alex Sass wrote:
> >Not sure how ethical this one is ?!?
> >
> >At 11:36 23/05/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> >>One of my clients is looking for software that will automatically
> >or scan the internet/newsgroups and picking up any mention of their
> name.
> Why ever not? Newsgroups are open forums, and it can be particularly
> damaging to a company's reputation if unchecked (and possibly untrue)
> rumours propagate from such a source. After all, news concerning Intel's
> floating point error started in newsgroups... and look what happened when
> the news spread. They ended up spending millions repairing the damage.

a brilliant argument. would have worked if the example you chose hadn't
actually been true.

> What would you rather do... stick your corporate head in the sand and wait
> for the mumbings to reach the mainstream press?
or sue everyone shitless who mentions your dodgy business practices or
shite products?

law ants god free

psion toll Oh Gee

I'm surprised Jo, that you haven't written an article about either of
these. it's good material.

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