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The chain gangs

Communication

i2, founded in 1988, is the leader in traditional and Web-based supply-chain management software, with an estimated $539 million in sales in 1999 and a $13.9 billion market cap. But now, aggressive competitors are spying the Web supply-chain market.

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Self-Esteem and the Community

Communication

The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America (www.ymca.net) and reaches about 9 million children during non-school hours. Encouraging self-esteem is one of the ways its programs build caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Some techniques the organization recommends in supporting self-esteem:
Take time to pay attention to every young person you are dealing with. Show by attitude and behavior you value them and like to talk to them.
Ask for suggestions from young people. Listen without interrupting and talk without yelling.

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Theft on the Information Highway? Part 5

Communication

Today? I still write, carefully and selectively, for a few publications. I have six books about the Internet coming out this fall – and have profiled the freelance issue in one chapter so as to build awareness.

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Theft on the Information Highway? Part 4

Communication

By this point in time, I had taken to learning as much as I could about Canadian copyright law, and had spent time learning about the Periodical Writers Association of Canada and their take on the issue. I browsed their Web site, and the site of the National Writers Union and other freelancer organization sites, to learn all I could about what was going on. The more I read, the more disgusted I became.

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Theft on the Information Highway? Part 3

Communication

Until the same letter arrived a few months later. I tossed that one in the trash as well. The letter came again. Perhaps Plesman subscribes to the boomerang theory, I thought.

Since they didn’t want to give up, I finally took the letter in mid-1995, and crossed out the offending phrase. (“publication irrespective of the forms n which the work is published. These include, but are not limited to, its publication in printed form, online electronic database, CD-ROM and microfilm.”)

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Theft on the Information Highway? Part 2

Communication

I first became cognizant of the copyright issue way back in 1992. At the time, I was doing a lot of consulting, and had taught myself how to use on-line electronic databases. Systems such as Lexis/Nexis, Dialog, Infoglobe and InfoMart. I was proud of the fact that I had mastered the electronic world.

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Theft on the Information Highway? Part 1

Communication

I’m not some bleeding heart socialist commie-pinko, and I have never been much of a supporter of unions. I do happen to be a Chartered Accountant in good standing, a firm believer in the profit motive, and a passionate defender of the role of free enterprise in our economy. You can place me squarely in the small-c conservative camp.

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Red Berets Arrive at Team Church Social, Part 2

Communication

So, I’m making myself a mental note: If I ever have an opportunity to spoon a woman who isn’t my significant other… DON’T because I’d probably end up fondling her without my realizing it.

Reader’s Comment: “Do you ever spoon with your daughter? My son crawls into my bed all the time in the middle of the night, but I have never, ever, nor would ever, mistake him for my husband. I think Ted wanted some, got rejected, was going to ignore it, Ghandia brought it up (HARD TO DO) he eased out of it, never accepting that he did anything wrong except confuse her with his wife. Then he pseudo denied it, said he didn’t deny it, said he was not even attracted to her (RED FLAG, RED FLAG).

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Red Berets Arrive at Team Church Social, Part 1

Communication

These guys were awesome. They wasted no time. Right in their camp area they pointed out several trees and plants whose leaves could be eaten. Helen said, “I swear to God, they can make ANYTHING with their knife and bamboo.”

It was cool to watch. We saw plants eaten, spoons made, food prepared (“Everything in that wok is from right here on this beach.”), hunting tools, bowls, other cooking & eating utensils, cups, broths, ropes, twine…

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Bush vs. Gore

Communication

On Tuesday, the nominees of both the Republican and Democratic parties were all but decided. With that outcome, the presidential healthcare debate also changed markedly.

Before Super Tuesday, Gore and Bradley sparred on how far to go in revamping Medicare, whether to emphasize a catastrophic or first-dollar prescription drug benefit for seniors, how to expand federal health insurance to the poor, and how far reaching a patient bill of rights should be.

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