Re: Censorship on the conference call (was: Re: Cut off from conference call?)

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 01 2005 - 23:01:35 CDT

At 6:44 PM -0700 5/1/05, Fred McLain wrote:
>Well Arthur, I've met you and have a great deal of respect for you. I
>do not believe that you are the gate keeper for discussions on our
>teleconferences however. If that were so, would you would be the person
>who says what ideas can be expressed? Are you the person we would want
>for that? That's pretty darn silly. Given how you cut off the folks
>who were not on site, perhaps we should just have teleconferences that
>you are not involved in and so that this will not be an issue in the
>future. I'm very sorry that you disagreed with my ideas, that I
>dominate development issues (that I lead on) or that you felt that you
>needed to cut off outside opinion. Read: I'm pretty ticked off that you
>shut off our ability to talk on the conference.
> -Fred-
>Pardon the pissed off rant, I don't like having our opinions cut off
>because one person does not want to hear them.

For the record, I did not cut you off because I didn't agree with
your opinions. It was because we could hardly hear you on my tinny
cell phone and it was hard to have a discussion with you over a cell
phone as a speaker phone. It was probably a bad idea to use a
speaker phone as a bridge phone, but it was the best we had at the
time. Next time I won't set up a phone bridge to an in person
meeting if we don't have adequate equipment.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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