< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: More News from the Train

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

More News from the Train

This is really a public service announcement... Pharma executives traveling on mass transit should remember that when they open up their 17 inch screen laptop with exceptionally sharp resolution and brightness, everyone on board can see what they see. We aren't being nosy. We are just looking at the brightest thing in the room. It stands to reason then that should you be a pharma executive, and you happend to be riding the train home from the city, you would not want to be editing a PowerPoint presentation which describes marketing techniques for psyho-therapeutic drugs to children under the age of 18. Especially a bad idea is editing a slide with the title: "Getting Around the Parents." Indeed, you might want to get rid of that slideshow altogether and be a little less direct in your language. Also, in an effort to be fair, I should mention to all those trial lawyers out there looking for a smoking gun, not a bad idea to commute with the upper crust now and again.