This was the week where we all heard AOL boss Tim Armstrong publicly fire a hapless camera-toting creative in the middle of a tense conference call about the fate of local news platform Patch. The meeting took place last week, but the audio was leaked just a few days ago, when we were all treated to a recording of the moment the …
A bridge too far?
" Really effective trolling is witty and pointed, not abusive or proselytizing."
I've always maintained that a proper troll has a good command of the language and (if the fishing origins are to be followed) carefully drags the shiny lure through the water rather than chucking in sticks of explosives.
A good troll has you muttering 'bastard' under your breath rather than bold caps of Anglo-Saxon.
"Abel, you're fired, out!"
That's just typical of these brash Americans with no manners or common courtersy. Doesn't he know it should be:
Abel, you've just been in this boardroom too many times, so it's with regret I have to say .... Abel, you're fired
BTW did the tapes reveal if Abel replied
Thanks for the opportunity, Tim
... the cameraman. Sounds born for the job. Was he any good?
At risk of over-exposure, I'll f-stop now...
I still haven't fully grasped the point of the QOTW articles. Smells like click-bait. My mother always said, if you have nothing to say, then don't say anything.....
... but did we listen?
I keep hearing about "Oracle's Java language", but as I recall Sun released it into the public domain before Oracle bought the company. So it ain't Larry's.
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