Roy Neel: Where to from here?

Roy Neel, the new CEO of the Dean Campaign writes a very interesting post about where the campaign will go from here. After seeing three of the seven candidates in person, I would have voted for Dean in New Hampshire. I still might do so, logistics willing, in the New York Primary in early March.


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Dan James on January 31, 2004 - 06:27 Permalink

CEO = Acronym

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Alan on January 31, 2004 - 19:04 Permalink

Not to be a prig (utterly, perhaps) but to point out the pervasiveness, in the eight other posts still showing on this page there are also PEI, CBC, BBC, ABC, CSPAN, FM, TV, RSS, PR, IT, HRDC, and p.m.

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Gary on January 31, 2004 - 21:10 Permalink

Which leads on to the possible conclusion that we only object to acronyms when we don’t know what they stand for.

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Alan on January 31, 2004 - 21:28 Permalink


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Rob MacD on January 31, 2004 - 23:06 Permalink


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Alan on January 31, 2004 - 23:23 Permalink

…it’s rude (aka IR).

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Ken on January 31, 2004 - 23:28 Permalink

Peter, are you a registered democrat in NY?

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Steven Garrity on January 31, 2004 - 23:30 Permalink

Using or not-using acronyms is all about knowing with whom you are communicating. If you are addressing a person or group that you know are familiar with the acronyms, then they can be a convenience. This seems like common sense, but it’s not all that common. One of my great pet peeves is people who make inaccurate assumptions about the knowledge or opinions on the part of their audience — or just don’t think of it at all.

I’m sure I’m guilty of this myself sometimes, but I try my best to avoid it.

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Alan on February 1, 2004 - 01:31 Permalink

You are right, Steve. I was left behind for a little while when “HR” became common lingo-speak around 1998. Still really don’t know what it exactly means and that is another problem with them: they hide obtuse meaning. Going back to Peter’s original post, I have been editing out RFQs, EOIs and other unclear forms of buying from our processes as they are meaningless in that they do not express anything unique.

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Ritchie Simpson on February 1, 2004 - 15:03 Permalink

DD — digital dissonance. I thought this was the discussion stream re: Roy Neel etc. As such How can you (Peter) participate in a number of states, let alone another country’s political process?

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Marcus on February 2, 2004 - 00:02 Permalink

Wouldn’t you have to establish residency?

With all the hullabaloo Canadians have been causing in Rochester lately (read up on Jan Wong’s contributions to Canadian-Rochester relations through her G&M article last fall — and the NYT’s response), I’d pick somewhere more Canadian-friendly, like Massena maybe… or Watertown.

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Peter Rukavina on February 2, 2004 - 03:36 Permalink

I was born in Rochester, New York in 1966. The New York elections laws allow for absentee balloting by any American citizen; there is no limit on the duration of absense, and the address of record is the last residence in the state, which in my case was Rochester.