Katt Cools Off With Hot Rumors
SCO'S mass mailing; taxing situation at CA; Redmond shuffleIts not so much the heat as the humidity," sighed the sweaty Scribe, watching the thermometer hit triple digits for the second day in a row. With no AC in the KattPad, Spencer took to checking his e-mail out on the front step. His BlackBerry contained an invitation from SCO representatives to interview Darl McBride, the CEO who always plays hard to get. "Hey, Darl wants to meet moi!" El Gato riffed in an e-mail fired off to his editor, sensing an excuse to beat the heat. "Im booking a plane to Utah." The Baron of Babbles bubble was burst, however, when said editor informed him that colleagues from around the globe also got the same invitation to talk about the companys new strategymobile software and servicesand that the mass mailing was obviously a desperate attempt to rekindle SCO mind share now that its IBM lawsuit is on its last legs. "Wow," laughed the Lynx. "Its not so much the heat as the humility!
While Spencer was cracking open another cold one, a CA tidbit dropped into his in-box. The tipster said the company formerly known as Computer Associates is considering putting its professional services employees on Form 1099. That means the employees will be responsible for paying their own taxes. As a result of that, they might also end up having to pick up more of their own travel costs for going to jobs. But itll make the bottom line look better for investors. "Now theyre cooking! And so am I!" crooned the Katt, deciding to head to the movies to cool off.