that everyone else is reporting a meltdown and yet these people are doing quite well. I worked for these cowboys before ( see http://www.paullee.com/computers/autonomy.php ) and they had an overinflated opinion of themselves even then.
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Now with Tennant and Davies going, we will at last hopefully NOT have important plot explanations delivered at break-neck speed and buried in techno babble. The otherwise high production values and glitzy eye candy may keep the kiddies happy but this DOES not make for good TV. Oh, and get rid of that bleedin' sonic screwdriver. It seems everytime the Doc is in trouble, he whips it out (ooer etc.) and manages to fill a plot hole, or escape from a situation in seconds. Terrible writing.
I used to work for a rival to FAST. We were told to, in sales presentations to customers, hype up the fact that (a) FAST were being investigated for all fraud and (b) over emphasize how poor their software was, rather than how good ours was. Our managers used to send round snotty emails gloating about our high-profile customers and FAST's unknown ones. Theres a write -up here:
...was shut down by BT Internet for "inflamatory" (but 100% true) comments about my old employer. No court order, no telephone call, no letter, nothing. I just found out that my website had been closed down, my email access revoked. And the buggers are still charging me for internet access, 21 months on, and they haven't responded to my letters for a refund and apology. I have heard nothing from BT Internet, and this is after a letter to the chairman demanding an explanation.
Theres more on my own web page at http://www.paullee.com/computers/index.php - read the first bullet point and follow the link.
Anonymous coward, you're not the only one to thing that bureaucracy gets in the way of "good" designs. In the post-Titanic era, her new sister ship was fitted with huge gantry lifeboat davits that could reach across the deck and get lifeboats from the other side of the ship. That way, if the ship listed to one side, the lifeboats on the other side could be used....
....except that the gantries were placed on either side of the funnels, making them useless for retrieving boats.
I remember the bad old days of CSC at BAE SYSTEMS, and no rebranding will resue their poor reputation within the company, who delayed deploying software and hardware within the company until the last minute, scuppering many projects. No wonder then that we thought that CSC stood for C*ck sucking c*nts.
I semi-agree with the guy here. I'm unemployed, but have filled my time up by writing a book, which I intend to be a downloadable, or snail mail delivered ebook. The benefit is that, postage costs aside, I get just about all the profits from it. A friend of mine, another author, has his books published traditionally, and for every 1000 copies sold, he gets £1000. Pretty poor when you consider his books sell for £10-15 a piece!