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March 15, 2005
But' I was only checkin' me mail!
whats a blog?
17 years ago
This is nothing new. About 20 years ago, when I was working for a large international corporation, I was "asked" to sign a form which stated that our relationship was "at will." That meant that they could terminate my employment for almost any reason, and that I could quit for any reason. It's called "at will" employment, or something similar. It does give the employer the upper hand, since I think I could have always have quit for whatever reason. I signed willingly, since I knew that I was an exceptional employee and it didn't keep me from quitting if I wanted to. I think that most companies in the US have adopted that policy. But those folks weren't just checking their email. If I had gone out on the public streets to say that my employer had done something wrong, I would have had to do so at risk of being fired, since I also was required to sign a non-disclosure agreeement. Non-disclosure agreement go back at least to the 1960s, from my knowledge. And the internet is just another public street. And those people were probably violating agreements they'd signed.
Its all gravy until Congress applies McCain-Feingold to bloggers.
blogrot: how about a link on that.
here's a link
for you, path.
Thanks, Pruner, but I think that the government is going to have to consider which blogs are "media" which are just common folks' journals. Should be an interesting debate.
Best idea is to go anonymous then.
Whats this got to do with french fries and coogle?