Re: Would I lie to you? (Oct. 8)

Just a few lines to say I really can relate to your editorial. Funny thing is that there are ways to find out where your personal info is leaking from.

For

example, Bell Canada is, in some form, selling its info. I found this out because Bell has my name registered as Joffery where it should be Joffrey. Now I know that anything that comes in by mail with that mistakes most likely comes from Bell selling its customer list.

So if you want to find out who is reliable and who’s not, just make small mistakes (you need to write them down so you remember them) in your name, address or other and then you can track where it originated from.

Also, anyone can ask to have their name added to the “”Do not disturb”” service from the Canadian Marketing Association at the following Web site http://www.cmaconsumersense.org/marketing_faq.cfm

It seems to be working even if they say it takes three months for your name to be listed as a DND as the volume of direct mailing diminished. Obviously, it will not stop all spamming or direct mail but it might surely help to stop some of it! When I called the CMA, they said it takes about three months to get the DND list distributed to their members. They mention something like 80 per cent reduction in mail and telephone calls and 50 per cent reduction in faxes. Unfortunately, I can not say that incoming spam has reduced.

Joffrey Bienvenue
IS Operations
Peerless Clothing Inc.
Montreal

Re: Would I lie to you? (Oct. 8)

I am a longterm Sympatico user. They recently hooked up with MSN and in so doing mucked up the web based access to my Sympatico mail.

I refuse to add my Sympatico mail address to the MSN Passport; it is none of their business.

Now to access the mail from a browser I must endure two slow loading pages instead of the previous one page form for account info and password.

So far I have seen NO value to me in this alliance.

Tom Walker
Toronto


Re: Outsourcing out of control (Oct. 6)

Two things come out of your article, which I have pointed out many times when discussing outsourcing. One, communication is poor or non-existent. Two, companies discover that having the people on site, consistantly makes for a better product and better productivity. Outsourcing is just a bad idea. Bring the ideas into the company along with the people who have them.

Upper management and the board of directors do not want to discuss anything unless it is either threatening the pile of money they have in their accounts or it is about to put an even bigger pile of money in their accounts. Thus, their meetings only have one track, and it is fueled by greed.

Michael MacDonald
Ottawa


Re: Canadian enterprises make a case for IP (Oct. 4)

What is this article all about? What network protocols other than IP are these people using? Did they ever hear about wireless networks or think of drums and pidgeons as wireless communications? This article is the worst thing I ever received in a long time.

Hans Schoebach


Re: City of Summerside puts portal on the map (Sept. 27)

The Town of Perth, Ont., (Pop. 6,003) has been doing this for some time now, thanks to the local CGIS group in town.

See:http://www.town.perth.on.ca/gispal.htm for an interactive map in Town of Perth site and http://www.urbanmarket.com/all-about-perth/future/Jim%20Peden.html for more info on CGIS.

Hugh Chatfield


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