Re: Reality check time

Subject: Re: Reality check time
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 08:19:27 -0400

"Douglas S. Bailey (AL)" wrote:
> What "value" is being lost (or stolen) in his not asking permission?
> Referrals which have value, especially monetary value, have such via an
> investment over time of personal effort and attention. Groomed
> relationships which sometimes are worth thousands of dollars to the right
> people are one thing, and they are generally recognizable as such.
> Moreover, their inherent value cannot be stolen simply by a mass-broadcasted
> email message. Groomed relationships cannot be digitized. Information has
> value and as such value CAN be emailed, but the kind of value to which you
> seem to be defending doesn't seem, to me at least, to be transmittable via
> email.
> In conclusion, John, I have to ask also: how is what you provided to your
> ex-coworker any different than merely a list of names and phone numbers
> pulled out of the Yellow Pages? Where was the value (which he evidently
> didn't recognize) embedded in what you supplied him with? I'm not saying
> there wasn't any, just that I don't see it.

I perceive that John's trust and confidence were violated. These items
cannot always be measured in dollar value.

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