Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
One more quick blurb. My apologies to my readers for my sexist comment earlier in the day. Even though it felt REAL GOOD to say it at the time, I shouldn’t have. It was an inappropriate comment. And no, I don’t really mean it. As I said, there is guts and glory in BOTH sexes within the weblogging world.
I was bad. My Irish temper got the better of me. I screwed the pooch with this one.
I’m a bad, bad, bad girl. Naughty.
Want to spank me?
Thanks to Justin, we’ve found a standing link to the PPT presentation. Copy it now, it’ll probably be pulled soon.
Also, Dave — yes my comment was sexist. Very. Monumentally so. Hugely. Astronomically sexist…
…and it worked.
Snideness aside, I do appreciate you reposting your blurb.
Dave posted a permanent link back to his original posting about the infamous PowerPoint presentation of a very bad hotel. His reason for pulling the posting is because he believes the manager has got the point.
Nah. Dave. Disagree. Read the email he sent to Cory today. Today!
Did he get it? Or did he just suck up to the USA Today people?
Cory has it right — the guy is clueless. You do not have to have permission to reference a person’s name or company on the web. You could be in danger of liable, perhaps — but not in violation of any copyright law. Particularly if you’re not making a profit off the name.
If Crosby had left well enough alone, this whole thing would be over with the USA article. Another web legend with old links and occasional references to “Remember that PPT about the hotel?”.
I can take clueless. And I can take arrogant. But I can’t take arrogant cluelessness.
Dammit all, Dave! You pulled your posting!
Now my link in the last blog blurb is going to some bullshit Apple thing.
Don’t do that! Take a chance! Pull the phone number if that caused the problem — but leave the posting!
Sometimes I think the only people with any balls in weblogging are women (until I read Cam or Chris and am reassured that guts and glory live on in both genders).
I don’t necessarily agree with Dave’s calling the hotel, but I do agree with the point — who is Joseph Crosby to say when we can or cannot discuss a story. Who does Mr Joseph Crosby of the DoubleTree Club Hotel in Houston think he is?
Well, duckie, you pissed off the wrong crew with this one. Let’s take this sucker to the top of the Daypop 40. Everyone link to the Craphound story at http://www.craphound.com/misc/doubletree.htm. And be sure to say a big Hi and Hello to Mr. Joseph Crosby at the DoubleTree Club Hotel in Houston while you’re at it.