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John 'Lips' Leyden had better lay off giving his opinion on rumours. According to Sun employee Christine Tran, at least:

Oh good grief, if you have the memo "leaked" to you, why don't you just print the whole thing and let people come to their conclusion on why it was issued, instead of meretricious little snippets absurdly out of context.

There's nothing about cost-cutting in the memo, it's not just about not using the Internet, the Quiet Period memo comes around this time EVERY year, its purpose is to conserve intranet bandwidth for financial processing and transactions for end of FY reporting. It's so trivial and benign, I'd forward it to you myself if I hadn't already deleted it. I just love the pontificating editorial tone in the 2nd paragraph, and paragraphs 6 and 7 must have come out of your donkey because I don't see how bandwidth conservation for 5 weeks is going to put a dent in distributed computing and take the dot out of .com. What are you, shills for shady anti-Sun cabal?

Either print the gossips or editorialize the news, don't give your opinions about rumors. I love your take on how a smaller phone bill can pull us out of our swirling demise and bring us back from the edge of pain; we sell 4 billion USD worth of stuff a quarter, but damn all that surfin' is just killin' our financial viability. Risible. Please, cue the clue monkey.

To be honest, the only thing even vaguely fitting the description of 'shady anti-Sun' to be found at Vulture Central is an umbrella. We'll keep our eyes open for secret handshakes though.

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