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Friday, July 07, 2006

World Cup, virus, worms, and Accellion

Like many Silicon Valley firms, people at Accellion are a pretty international bunch. Translation: World Cup fever is gripping all of our offices in Asia, North America, and Europe.

So, here is a short list of five things that, fingers crossed, will fade in a few more days.

1. Longer meetings: impact of Ronaldo's heft this year vis-a-vis his 2002 World Cup appearance is a recurring topic of passionate debate in most meetings.

2. Office envy: people who have attended a 1994 World Cup game in person become instant object of awe and envy.

3. Skewed working hours: the Asian team keeps very odd hours.

4. Singing: muted, but you can almost hear people humming La Marseillaise (for the French) and Inno di Mameli (for the Italian) in preparation for the final.

5. Nudist World Cup game: I am not making this one up. According to a BBC report, the Sixem-A worm is inviting people to click on a link to download those Nudist-in-action pictures. (Naturally, if you use Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance to send digital assets, nude or otherwise, you would not have to worry about worms and viruses. But, this is probably a different topic for another time.)

In the meantime, be you one of the "[les] enfants de la patrie" or "fratelli d'Italia," may the best team win on Sunday. As for me, I wonder what is Trinidad and Tobago's national anthem...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Viva Italia!!