May be ‘Chickenor Hen of the Woods’, which is edible.
Two items big in the news this week that have some strange similarities. Two entities that have made reasonable ethical statements to their respective powers.
Google + China
Googles’ business decision: how can they jettison 300 million potential customers from the Chinese Market?
Every big company – and your thinkin’ box machine -are targets of hacking. From Russia to Shanghai to Anytown USA- there’s someone hoping to hack Google, Microsoft, Apple and you and me.
Is Google bailing because they have a small market share? Maybe. But I wonder why they are publicly pulling away from the 300 million.
Meanwhile the Chinese Government is holding firm on Censorship.
Reports I have seen from some Chinese state that many will be able to access Google through underground means. I just hope that ultimately they are safe…
Conan + NBC
Conan O’Briens statement this week; the Tonight show is an institution, and you shouldn’t mess with it. Leave it where it is. What some forget is that the show moved the show, technicians and musicians from the East Coast to California. This messed with people’s lives- even though many of the Tonight Show employees are getting paid darn well.
Conan O’Brien knows that people who work for him disrupted their lives, he understands people well enough to be a Simpson’s Writer for Homer’s Sake!
“For 60 years The Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying The Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t The Tonight Show.” – Conan O’Brien
So- from drastically different viewpoints, it seems that some still believe in ethical behavior. How refreshing it is to see people behaving with integrity. Of course we can all say – in both cases – “It’s all about the money.” Maybe not this time.
Update: Conan O’Briens’ negotiations to leave NBC slowed by his desire to help the employees of his doomed show with severance.
Think about that for a minute: Have you ever heard of another ‘employer’ has ever done such a thing? Not in this culture…