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Massachusetts Back-Room · The com­ment pe­ri­od for the new draft Mas­sachusetts office-file-format pol­i­cy end­ed last Fri­day the 9th. Dur­ing the week be­fore that date, there was some pret­ty in­tense back-room pol­i­tics go­ing on. There are a ton of in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tions and lob­by­ing group­s, in­clud­ing: Mass Soft­ware Coun­cil, Tech­net New Eng­land, Mass High Tech Coun­cil, Mass Net­work Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coun­cil, As­so­ci­at­ed In­dus­tries of Mas­sachusetts, and AeA. You can bet that ev­ery one of them was com­ing un­der pres­sure last week to speak up pro or con­tra the state’s po­si­tion. Since you have IBM and Sun on one side of this is­sue and Mi­crosoft on the oth­er, you can al­so bet that they were get­ting pulled both ways. I’m pret­ty sure that a lot of them end­ed up with a state­ment along the lines of “On the sub­ject of the new draft from the Com­mon­wealth of Mas­sachusetts, we’re in fa­vor of moth­er­hood and ap­ple pie.” But, I got my hands on a copy of the oth­er side’s talk­ing points, and I think they make in­ter­est­ing read­ing. [Up­date: I hear un­of­fi­cial­ly from some­one at Adobe cor­po­rate that they’re “generally hap­py with how things went”, so I was wrong, sor­ry. Fixed.] ...
 
Minor-League Epiphany · On Satur­day night, Septem­ber 10, 2005, the Van­cou­ver Cana­di­ans played the Spokane In­di­ans in Game 3 of the North­west League cham­pi­onship se­ries, tied 1-1. That’s Single-A bal­l, near the bot­tom of the pro-baseball heap, but it was quite an evening ...
 
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