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September 10, 2003
Don't bother me.

I'm in a bad mood.

Just got some material back from the company writing our marketing material and web pages for us and they said the things I specifically asked them not to say, did not say the things I specifically asked them to say, didn't remove the things I wanted removed, and failed to "tighten up" the text so that it was less rambling.

It makes it worse, much worse, that the small company we're working with is actually owned by a couple of personal friends of mine. Where most consultants would be struggling to meet the client's needs, I sometimes thing these two people are ignoring me just out of habit (one of them used to be my boss in a different company) and because they have a rooted belief that they know our product better than we do.

The one thing I really wanted to spend my morning on was a three-page rewrite of this junk. If I were someone who could write marketing material well, we wouldn't have hired them in the first place, okay?

I did a quick skim of this morning's headlines and one interesting thing I found was a story about people protesting that arms fair in the U.K. that I mentioned a few days ago.

Also, here's another article critical of Powell's performance over the WMD issue over the last months.

And I can't remember, sorry, where I found the link, but CNN has a page detailing Coalition Casualties in Iraq. I approve. I think it's right to honor each soldier individually.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:11 AM