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Re: "ISDN Tariff Trick" -Reply -Reply
The stance taken by the nameless person at AOL is
disappointing because it restricts the freedom with
which people will share their knowledge...
When I posted my (naive) question I asked myself
if the topic was fair game. This is why I asked for
sources of info and did not expect any explicit
explanations (at least not posted to the entire
I was delighted at the friendly and helpful
responses, and concluded that discussions of
dubious relation to BA were certainly fair game
given that (and I don't want to speak for anyone
else here) this is a friendly, "private" discussion
among the similarly interested (not to mention that
I am being raped by BA.)
For what it is worth I will refrain from asking
questions or posting material not necessarily
relevant to the group from now on.
>>> <SILKMALON@aol.com> 11/01/96 09:38am
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
if someone has a differing view to what i just
wrote, i'd be interested in