Participants in our Weblog community spoke out on Microsoft's big announcement, the reproduction Altair 8800 kit, using the Internet for personal reasons at work, and foreign workers vs. Americans.
FAITH:: "I am happy with XP, I do not see any reason to use Exchange Server and most features of Office are already useless."
Bob: "Awesome, need to pull out my afro and bell-bottoms to use this bad boy!"
Mark: "It is important for people to learn about the history of where we came from... I always send folks over to the campus of De Anza College down the street from Apple's headquarters to marvel at one of the two original Macintoshes."
Tim: "Our acceptable use policy is zero personal use.... IT sees it as a security and support issue.... We expect our partners to maintain safe Web sites and not flood us with spam or pop-ups. Consumer Web sites do not have the same standards."
Wayne S: "Employees should be given no personal time for surfing on company equipment or network connections. The hidden cost to employers is enormous and makes for a less competitive company, thereby hurting the entire enterprise (including all the other employees as well). Why employees don't understand this is beyond my ability to understand."
Joe IT manager: "As an IT professional and manager, I use the Internet at work for personal use and also use the Internet at home for work use. I work more than the required number of hours every week, carry a Blackberry, respond to emails, am 'on call' 24x7. I don't typically complain about after hours support and see it as part of my job. My company doesn't complain about personal Internet usage and I don't abuse it."
Dana: "Just got my pink slip yesterday. Naturally, the H-1Bs are staying. Happy Thanksgiving!"