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Re: Netscape rewards are an insult
All praise to Jeff and his fellow programmers for sharing
the struggle to come up with stronger cypto, but, no praise
at all to Netscape's front office guys bullshitting the
stock holders and speculators. Check the press releases and
the speeches to customers and investors.
Scott McNealy shocked an audience into silence at a recent
plush meeting of high-tech reps with investors by asking,
"Anybody telling the truth here?" Then applause broke out
his shrewd beat-em-to-the-punch candor to offset the
pervasive cynicism of oft-burned high-tech investors.
Big bucks are not made by hard-working programmers but by
the marketeers of NASDAQ and NYSE smoke and mirrors used to
lure multitudes of unsavvy investors and Internet
Netscape's leaders are protecting its major stockholding
coldhearts, just like Microsoft, Intel, Motorola, AT&T,
and the rest do, or they die in the financial fuck-the-
public sharkpool. They couldn't care less about the bottom-
of-the-ladder techies who do the grunge work, take the
blame for programming mistakes produced under
horrendous marketing deadlines, and then are left to
commiserate with each other and gnaw knuckles.
That's the joy and sorrow of this reading list, the ancient
story, talented people working their asses off for sons of
bitches who think employees are contemptible, disposable or
bribeable for cheap change and backpats -- and easily
replaceable on shore or off. Jeff's not alone in this bind.