Crafting a makeshift antenna from a napkin holder and an empty olive can, Spence finally managed to reach the Moscone Wi-Fi link from his perch across the street at the Thirsty Bear bar.Crafting a makeshift antenna from a napkin holder and an empty olive can, Spence finally managed to reach the Moscone Wi-Fi link from his perch across the street at the Thirsty Bear bar. The resourceful rumormonger promptly pounded out a column reporting that everyone at this years RSA show in San Francisco seemed certain Network Associates will acquire vulnerability management player Foundstoneeveryone, that is, except both companies CEOs. Other patrons chatter proved distracting, however. Two guys next to the intrepid investigator were laughing about a Microsoft developer who claims that only one digit in his area code separates his phone number from that of California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Wow, imagine fielding Arnies calls?" mused the Mouser. "Hello, is dis Sarah Connor?" Pressing on with his column, El Gato noted that NAI seems intent on changing its name back to McAfee. Not only did NAIs booth at the show fly under the McAfee flag, but George Samenuk, NAIs CEO, had "McAfee Security" emblazoned on his show badge.
Deciphering his cryptic cocktail napkin notes, the scurrilous Scribbler recalled randomly: The biggest draw of RSA week was the Schwartz Communications party at the XYZ bar; a surreal pair of velour-jumpsuited German tourists break dancing later that night; one should never, ever order duck sausage as an entree. Grabbing his tummy with one paw and his laptop with the other, the gastronomically gullible Grimalkin galloped to the airport and thence to Vegas to check out IBMs PartnerWorld event.