Tabloid Briefs

Tabloid Briefs

Go easy fellas

Some of you in the channel will be aware Tabloid rarely mentions a certain competing reseller magazine, but this time it was just too good to resist.

Firstly, we're wondering how the punters reacted to reading words like "f*%k" and "st" in what should have otherwise been a respectable profile of LAN Systems boss Nick Verykios.

Verykios himself was not too worried by the publication of such words, but a reference to his "past filled with drugs" clearly didn't go down well. According to Verykios, while he was surrounded by drugs in the music scene, it was never part of his life.

Meanwhile, Tabloid laug-hed when it was brought to our attention this particular issue featured an editorial by its oh-so-polite boss.

The story goes that a PC and notebook were stolen from the publication's offices and the police did little to help in the recovery. But how about this quote from the police constable: "You attended Mosman police station and made a very loud complaint to myself, in relation to the inaction of certain police officers."

Amusingly, ARN's VP also had her notebook stolen some time ago, as reported in Tabloid. But it seems her pleasant manner resulted in the recovery of her notebook.

Too fast for channel

We thought the channel was changing fast but this is ridiculous. Tabloid recently intercepted a communication issued by the marketing manager of a large enterprise software company, which stated "we are foreseeing [the product] to be a booming business within the next 10 minutes. But, for the moment, our target market is not fully educated as to the solutions a product like this supplies."

Well, this Tabloid reporter is curious to see what figures IDC and Gartner mapped for that blistering piece of PR propaganda.

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