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Melissa_W
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WYGB: Part Three and Part Four

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Please use this thread for discussion of Part Three "Menace to Society" and Part Four "Invaders".

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I loved the book, but I thought that having the Delhi Virtual Assistants International be a front for a crime syndicate working out of Russia did not ring true.  I think a crime syndicate would have acted much more quickly in stealing personal and financial information.  However, it was funny!

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It did irritate me a bit the way Elgin's absorption in his latest Microsoft project kept him from really getting it about Bernadette, even after her letter to Paul.

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Redcatlady wrote:

It did irritate me a bit the way Elgin's absorption in his latest Microsoft project kept him from really getting it about Bernadette, even after her letter to Paul.


I agree.  But, mybe you need to be that absorbed in work to do that kind of work.

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Re: WYGB: Part Three and Part Four

That part did seem a bit odd, too, but I think it did a good job of warning people about the information you give to total strangers online!


Fozzie wrote:

I loved the book, but I thought that having the Delhi Virtual Assistants International be a front for a crime syndicate working out of Russia did not ring true.  I think a crime syndicate would have acted much more quickly in stealing personal and financial information.  However, it was funny!


 

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Given what's been published about Steve Jobs, I'm sure working for Microsoft/Bill Gates is very similar (personality quirks aside) - if you can't get the project going and out the door to make the shareholders money then it gets canned.

 

Which is sad - how many good ideas do you think they have stashed away that they filed patent on, just to have the IP rights, but couldn't find anything to do with at the time that possibly could be useful in different hands?


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Redcatlady wrote:

It did irritate me a bit the way Elgin's absorption in his latest Microsoft project kept him from really getting it about Bernadette, even after her letter to Paul.


I agree.  But, mybe you need to be that absorbed in work to do that kind of work.


 

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Melissa_W wrote:

Given what's been published about Steve Jobs, I'm sure working for Microsoft/Bill Gates is very similar (personality quirks aside) - if you can't get the project going and out the door to make the shareholders money then it gets canned.

 

Which is sad - how many good ideas do you think they have stashed away that they filed patent on, just to have the IP rights, but couldn't find anything to do with at the time that possibly could be useful in different hands?


It seems like the oppostie of what I have read about 3M.  The glue on Post It notes was essentially discovered by accident.   At one point, 3M allowed it's employees to work 10% of their time on their own projects, or something like that.  Apparently they came up with some good ideas.

 

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