Today I agreed to do something that I consider a bit dishonorable. I agreed to remove a posting from this blog, the content of which I would stand behind. I took the path of less confrontation. Those that know me, know I seldom take the easy road and that I usually demonstrate courage in my convictions (perhaps to a fault).
Thankfully, it is a rather small matter, and life will go on. But I don’t feel good about it.
There seems to be a general belief that on the internet information can be unpublished (unlike newspapers or books) and would consequently have never existed. But it is a false perception. As soon as you put something out it takes a life on its own through indexing / linking / cross-referencing.
To me, unpublishing the post serves little purpose. I hope that whoever put pressure on you is getting some satisfaction out of the incident but I am afraid that your point is made and is available out there for everybody to read despite you unpublishing the story.
Give my regards to you-know-who 😉
However, it would seems that Sean Kane, (or his lawyer) contacted you to get this post removed.
Perhaps it had the effect of getting Sean to respond and giving you a chance to get your money back.
I hope that you did.
And it certainly takes the courage of your convictions to post your disquiet at having agreed to remove the post.
As many know for a long time, Vocaltec is a step before closing. Today most of the workers are fired, including the CEO, Alon Ganor, who is responsible for the bad situation that Vocaltec has faced. It is a sad day for the pioneer of the VoIP industry.
Anyway, the VoIP industry here is strong enogh and there are lot af strong firms and start-ups here. Yesterday, Cisco aquired one of them (Sheer Networks)… more than >200 more Start-Up firms are here in the VoIP arean, ready to be aquired…