Friday, May 2, 2008


Ahhh. This just tickles me. I can't for the life of me figure out what was left out of this Japanese Reuters article that would explain its funereal tone, or even the fact that it was published at all. I mean, it's a guy getting caught at work for looking at porn. Not kiddie porn. Not animal porn. Just porn. And yet, you'd think he was selling state secrets to the Chinese or something the way the people quoted are reacting. It's surreal.

Granted at three hours a day, that kind of dickering and dangering is not exactly a premium return on his company's investment and is certainly absurd. But still, why the community outrage?

My favorite part is how they monitored him for eight months, rather than confront him the instant they realized he was breaking company policy - like they were FBI agents building a federal case against the mafia, instead of just some Japanese IT guys busting a lonely bureaucrat with a bottle of lotion in his desk drawer.

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