• Subject: Re: Workplace internet access
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Nov 99 17:08:58 +1100

Hello Lori,

Because that would cost money.  At work it's "free" -- and unethical, but who 
in the IT 
industry has ethics?

I gave a course recently to a group of junior programmers who discovered that 
the PC's were 
connected to the Internet.  The result, of course, was every free minute after 
Lab exercises 
most of them were Web surfing, processing their e-mail (funny how they had 
yahoo or hotmail or 
some other "free" e-mail addresses), or 'chatting'.  The course was not run at 
their workplace 
but in a separate company's training facility.  None of the students agreed 
with me when I 
pointed out that it was unethical and effectively theft -- but they did stop!

The world is going to hell in a hand-basket.

Simon Coulter.

 FlyByNight Software         AS/400 Technical Specialists       
 Eclipse the competition - run your business on an IBM AS/400.  
 Phone: +61 3 9419 0175      Mobile: +61 0411 091 400           
 Fax:   +61 3 9419 0175      mailto: shc@flybynight.com.au      
 Windoze should not be open at Warp speed.                      

//--- forwarded letter -------------------------------------------------------
> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.5 [en]C-CCK-MCD {TLC;RETAIL}  (Win98; U)
> Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 15:08:02 -0500
> From: "Lori Hainey" <lhainey@hbs-inc.com>
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Reply-To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Workplace internet access

> Yes, we are in the information age - and with this note I question why anyone 
> our field would not have a PC at home to use for internet surfing.... I am 
> amazed at people in our field who have no home PC.

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