I love open letters. Steven Champeon sent this link to an open letter from Robert Current to Red Hat Software, discussing what they could do next.

Here’s an interesting question: is the CEO of your company 419 times more valuable than you are? A study has determined that top executives make 419 times more than the guy on the factory floor (or in the cube farm, I assume). In 1980, top executives made about 42 times more than your average working stiff. The real question is, are companies better run now than the were 20 years ago? If they are, then I really fear to think about how bad things were then.

Ah, yes, the network is the computer Sun likes to say. Unfortunately, there are risks involved with that approach, as evidenced by the massive security breach at Hotmail this weekend.