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kunkel at w-link.net
Fri Sep 29 21:39:02 UTC 2006
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Jay Hennigan wrote:
> Rick Kunkel wrote:
> > I thought about cutting and pasting verbatim the notification I got from
> > InterNAP, but then noticed the "The contents of this email message are
> > confidential and proprietary" blurb at the end, and thought better of it,
> > even though they weren't to blame...
> Somebody actually reads those???
> NOTICE: This communication may contain confidential and/or privileged
> information. If you are not the intended recipient, or believe that you
> have received this communication in error, you are obligated to kill
> yourself and anyone else who may have read it. So there. My disclaimer
> is scarier than yours. Nyaah. You started this silly nonsense. Knock
> it off and I will too, ok? It's worthless from a legal standpoint,
> makes you look really clueless, and is a waste of CPU cycles. Nobody
> reads it anyway. You're not actually reading this, are you? I didn't
> think so.
> Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Administration - jay at west.net
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I generally don't pay too much attention... In this case, I hadn't even
seen one. But, for whatever reason, after the email was composed, I
suddenly thought maybe I should check. The last thing I wanted to be
responsible was somehow violating a contract or something. Who knows,
maybe it's in the blasted 9 billion page agreement that management types
sign when we get service from people.
In any case, InterNAP's was a far cry from the kind that you parody
below. It really only was that one sentence....
"The contents of this email message are confidential and proprietary."
Nevertheless, maybe I should post it anyhow. It's not like it shows them
in a bad light. On the contrary, they've been the most in-touch and
seemingly truthful amongst the providers we've had.
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