RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)

Subject: RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:15:32 -0800

Ryan Young wrote:

> I know that was meant as a joke, but I find its overtones and connotations
> quite distressing. Yes, loud music (of any kind) can be very irritating and
> distracting, especially when nearing a deadline. And the people who turn
> the volume all the way up are very inconsiderate and rude. (I favor minimal
> background noise, personally.) But singling out "rap" and calling the
> people who listen to it "pests" and "vermin"--that's something else.

Would you be equally distressed if he'd singled out Klezmer? Bluegrass? Irish jigs? Sea shanties?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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