So to make a long story short, Reuters picked us up, and now I'm quoted in a whole whack of fun places. Byline is Wojtek Dabrowski, a Reuters writer based in Toronto. Headline is:
RIM profit up sharply, says SEC upgrades probeHere's my quote (lead quote, the only analyst in the piece, and quoted opposite RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie):
Carmi Levy, senior research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group, said that although the stock-options investigation is a drag on the company, RIM continues to deliver solid results.But wait, there's more...
"The company continues to perform and perform strongly, regardless of the progression of the investigation," he said. "You have to ask yourself the question: Is this enough to bring down the company, or is this enough to severely damage them? And the answer on that is an emphatic no."
Because TWO Reuters pickups in a given day are always better than one, I'm quoted in another Reuters piece on a totally different topic: blogging. I kid you not:
Meanwhile, some say it is impossible to have a universal code on the Web, which has proven difficult to regulate.This piece has also been reprinted in a bunch of places: ZeeNews.com, Moneycontrol.com, CIOL India, ExpressIndia.com.
"It doesn't have a prayer of ever actually being followed universally, so it's not really going to accomplish a whole lot in terms of making the blogosphere a more civil place," said Carmi Levy, senior research analyst with Canadian-based Info-Tech Research Group in London, Ont.
He added that there will always be people who will swear and treat others with disrespect and a code of conduct will not change that.
"Blogging will continue to survive just fine without it," Levy said.
An article, carrying Stevie Smith's byline, has appeared on Monsters & Critics: Blogging code of conduct meets with resistance. Looks like the piece pulls the same quote from the Reuters copy.
Your turn: Should I be having this much fun at work? And a second question, because piece #2 was about blogging: what are your thoughts on the proposed blogging code of conduct? Is the blogosphere a civil place? Why? Why not?