I do not know Andrew or Amanda very well so its not that easy for me, and I tried to ignore most of the details whent he whole thing flared up in the first place, but still my mind wants to reach conclusions. Our brains like to do that, I think the internal filing systems demand that judgements be made!
I came up with the following way of deciding to believe that neither party is lying about what happened, or at least not lying in a 'calculating and deliberately at odds with what one knows to be true' sense of the word. Ultimatums and demands that will not be met, sometimes happen. When this happens, when things break down and people walk away, its easy for both sides to see it differently. If someone imposed demands on me that I would not meet, then I could say that i had been 'forced out'. But the person who made those demands could see it as me walking away. I just dont think its true that any legal mattes that may happen are going to be doing any of us any good. Does seeing marriage breakdowns told in detail in court help me prevent my own relationships faltering? Or does it put me off having the relationships altogether? Bottom line for me is that I dont expect to learn anything because this breakdown and legal stuff seems no differnt to me than things we've seen many times in the mainstream & non-internet media & business world. The fact it was over rocketboom made no difference to the rest of the plot. Massive amounts of 'interest' were generated at the time, the mainstream media was all over the story just the same as when bands or rappers or other celebs have public spats. I mean what shocking new revelations about how to conduct business partnerships ar we expecting to uncover? I may dig up a list of non-internet related entertainment/media spats in the past that have loads of potential lessons for people, if there is a real intention to have a useful debate about that sort of thing. I could talk about wrestlers being classed as independent contractors by their wrestling fed, and how the fed often trademarks the performers 'on-stage' names to prvent them using the same character if they jump to another show thats a competitor. I could talk about record company talent scouts occasionally encouraging existing groups to split or ditch members or management, come with us, you dont need them, we'll make you a star. And I could talk about creative people being trapped in contracts that suck all of the joy out of their lives. Lets hope I cant be bothered :D Cheers Steve Elbows --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Adam Quirk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > It definitely has nothing to do with your level of intelligence or hair > color. > > You're right though, it was a judgement call on my part, as it is with > anyone trying to decipher the truth from two opposing viewpoints. Luckily I > know Andrew well enough to make that a fairly easy decision. > > As for Josh and those that would rather not hear or read this discussion, > delete these messages. No one is forcing you to involve yourself. > > On 12/13/06, Amanda Congdon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Hey Jez, > > > > We will definitely have a subscription option. Right now they have one, > > but it doesn't > > support enclosures. This is my #1 priority. > > > > Oh, and Adam, you are right. You don't know me. And it's clear you don't > > Andrew very well > > either. Interesting that you automatically take what he says as fact. > > Maybe because I'm just > > a dumb blonde. > > > > I'm with Josh. The lawyers will unearth the truth in the end. > > > > --- In email@example.com <videoblogging%40yahoogroups.com>, > > "Jeremy Rayner" <jeremy.rayner@> wrote: > > > > > > Good to see you on techie topics again Amanda, any chance > > > the RSS feed could be fixed so that I can subscribe with fireant > > > (Error parsing channel feed http://blogs.abcnews.com/amanda/index.rdf ) > > > > > > Ciao > > > > > > Jez. > > > http://jez.blip.tv > > > -- > > > Groovy Engineer > > > http://javanicus.com/blog2 > > > > > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > > > > > > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >