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Document Formats and Recruiting

Chuck is stating reality. Many large companies have not only standardized 
in Microsoft document formats but have deemed that MS Office be the only 
office suite used in the company, and that Outlook be the email client. 
On 20 Nov 2002 at 17:19, John Chambers wrote:

> Chuck Young writes:
> | Direct managers and engineers may be cool, but the larger places
> | are firmly entrenched in the current establishment, don't you think?
> | It's just a tool.  Who cares what kind of car you drive?
> That's a good example.  In most firms, a manager who  said  "We're  a
> total  GM  shop;  don't  even  bother discussing anything else" would
> probably not last long. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Associate Director
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