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Re: "ISDN Tariff Trick" -Reply
it is one thing for mr. goldstein to have a disagreement concenring technical
matter, contracts, and regulatory policy. it is entirely something else for
anyone to use this forum to engage in personal attacks, libel, and
to allay mr. goldstein's worst fears, i am not an rboc nor do i represent the
interests of such an organization. my original point, which seemd to go right
by mr. goldstein, is that companies like bbn need to be careful about
representations in about how they form contracts with service providers. i
never envisioned that fairly obvious comment would trigtger the response i
received from mr. goldstein.
mr. goldstein believes his isdn "trick" is within the confines of tariff and
contract considerations. if so, then my question was answered. we can all
move on. as he correctly noted, it's no secret -- never has been.
but, the obvious was not my point, although that subtlety seemed lost on mr.
goldstein. no matter.
however, the fact that i raised this question does not give bbn, its agent --
mr. goldstein, or anybody else for that matter license to harrass or libel.
certainly, free speech in this society has long been limited by libel and
slander standards -- in fact, such restrictions are essential to free speech.
mr. goldstein has the right to his opinions, and his responsible for his own
actions. in feely slapping bbn's name to his comments, he draws in his
employer. i'm not sure his employer is aware or would agree. for this reason,
i have forwarded mr. goldstein's remarks to his corporate counsel, and asked
whether mr. goldstein's "style" and position is the bbn's. as president of my
technology firm, mr. goldstein has gone some distance to convince me none of
my company's offices ever nationwide will ever do business with bbn when
there are other options.
i have also instructed mr. golstein on several occasions to stop sending
e-mail to me. he refuses, and now seems to be extending his personal agenda.
if mr. goldstein is incapable of acting in the professional manner one would
expect from bbn in a forum such as this, then i recommend certain guidelines
be established for this forum.
there are ways to debate and discuss issues freely without dragging down the
quality of the exchange done to the high school level.
if someone has a differing view to what i just wrote, i'd be interested in