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Friday, February 12, 2010

Listening to the wireless

Sheep City has had a public wireless network installed. And just as quickly uninstalled. The conversation between Henry Irving and the Project Manager from the IT Section was succinct.

"The wi-fi connection's been down for a week."

"Yes. We switched it off."


"Members of the public were using it."

"Err... Yes. It's a public wireless network. That's what we asked you for."

"It needs filtering to stop people accessing porn. You can't be having people accessing porn in council buildings. I'll send you a quote for the work to be done."

"So you've provided us with unfiltered access to the web?"

"If the public are using it it needs to be filtered."

"I know it does. Didn't you realise that when we asked you to supply us with a public wireless network?"

"I'll send you the quote for the work."

Luckily for Henry he had this conversation two days before the payment for the original work was due to be cleared so he put the blocks on it. Which led to this conversation:

"I'm chasing up the payment on the invoice for the public wireless network."

"Good luck on that. When we get a public wireless network we'll see about paying for it."

"You can't do that!"

"I think you'll find that I have."


Pearl said...

Succinct is right! In the future, perhaps they'll have these conversations prior to the start of the work, huh?!


Kevin Musgrove said...

Pearl: in twenty years of my experience they haven't and every indication is that they never will.

Pat said...

Yay for Henry!

nursemyra said...

Yes, good for you Henry!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat and nursemyra: yay indeed, though I can't help feeling that he's a jammy devil. (-:

Webrarian said...

Can you hear me cheering from here?