With attitudes like that, our company will never make it to any sort of a future, quite likely including the one labeled "next quarter". If I ever find myself working for an organization that has that much fearful contempt for their staff, I'll be sure to instead find gainful employment immediately. Hint to the PHBs: we don't live in a top-down, command-and-control world anymore, if we ever did; why run a Soviet or Singaporean company in the Internet age?
Leaving the games aside, every single app on that list has business value; how many companies don't use Skype, for example? Let your competition waste money and PHB time on flying people all over the planet for a few hours' worth of meetings; you can use the time to actually, you know, create business value.
and I continue to be amazed and appalled by how bad this commenting system is; if you're not going to allow HTML, then at least give people SOME way to do paragraph breaks and minimal formatting. Markdown, Wikitext, any of a dozen other formats... I can see that the Soviet mentality is alive and well at CBS Interactive.
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