Sorry honey. Gartner cancelled Mother's Day this year.

Sorry honey. Gartner cancelled Mother's Day this year.

Summary: In addition to apologizing to my wife and my Mom (both dedicated mothers that I would have liked to spend the sacred day with), I'd like to personally thank Gartner for ruining this year's Mother's Day by starting Gartner Symposium and ITxpo on Sunday, May 14.  Even May 15 (the day after Mother's Day) is a bad idea since many of us have to travel on the 14th just to get there in time for the opening keynotes.

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In addition to apologizing to my wife and my Mom (both dedicated mothers that I would have liked to spend the sacred day with), I'd like to personally thank Gartner for ruining this year's Mother's Day by starting Gartner Symposium and ITxpo on Sunday, May 14.  Even May 15 (the day after Mother's Day) is a bad idea since many of us have to travel on the 14th just to get there in time for the opening keynotes.  There must be others that have to attend (moms and dads) that feel the same way.

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  • Welcome to the work world

    Corporations don't give a crap about your personal life. Have sick kids? Elderly parents? School events? Spouses? A FAMILY? Tough. It's a *global* economy and a tough environment, blah, blah, blah. Although, senior management doesn't seem to be doing to badly.
    ordaj@...
  • Why American's are doomed

    I have two comments-

    A lesson to be taken from the book "The Bell Curve" teaches us that while you can make generalzations - its the induvidual that determines his own fate. I am going to continue to upgrade my skills and will do just fine.

    Point two -

    About the time our original 13 states adopted their new
    constitution, in the year 1787, Alexander Tyler (a Scottish history
    professor at The University of
    Edinburgh) had this to say about "The Fall of The Athenian Republic",
    some 2,000 years prior.

    "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist
    as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist
    up until the time that voters discover that they can vote
    themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment
    on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most
    benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every
    democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which
    is) always followed by a dictatorship."

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
    beginning of history, has been abou t 200 years. During those 200
    years, these nations always progressed through the following
    sequence:

    >From bondage to spiritual faith;
    >From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From
    liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From
    complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence
    back into bondage."

    Finally, we may have predicted the same outcome prior to WWII. What this experience taught us is once the American people as a whole recogonize an issue. There isn't any challenge we can't overcome. First lets stop the partisan politics.

    -JLS
    Jontoobad