I stopped using mine a few years ago after the channels started to slowly disappear. Yes, it was an over glorified alarm clock. But it was nice to glance at various pages that scrolled by like traffic cameras, weather, news stories, etc. When it became simply a clock I was done with it.
I guess the happenings in the boardroom are kept pretty quiet. When it comes to employment I don't think anyone here at VMware is worried. Now I would love to hear from EMC folks if they happen to be reading the thread as I suspect they might have stronger opinions...
There are of course all sorts of restrictions on the types of things we can say related to financial disclosures, confidential information, etc. I think the reason you don't see that one person commenting is that we know about as much as everyone else: what we see in the press. Most of the commentary here has been positive with an overwhelming sense of "Dell is going to have their hands full with EMC." I don't mean that in a negative way. It's just going to be a lot of work to figure that whole thing out and we'll be on the sidelines in the short-term. At VMware it'll probably feel like swapping one 80% shareholder with another 80% shareholder.
My opinion might change after they start trickling out some more information about the deal. The only sure insider bet: Lots of "Dude you're gettin' a Dell" jokes to go around.
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It's common in the US when signing up for a trade show. The convention center will dictate the terms that include compliance with union rules. Las Vegas is notorious. They have people roaming the halls to make sure vendors are in compliance.
Probably trade show booths. $1k is not an unusual cost of doing business internet fee for a convention. Oh yes, it's absurd. And yes, people will pay it if that means they can peddle their wares and make some deals.