RE: Struck a Nerve
|From:||"Weems, Joyce" (by way of Histonet)|
Well said, Vinnie. It's just hard to keep the emotion out of it! j
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
From: Vinnie Della Speranza [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 9:43 AM
To: MarkTarango@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Subject: Re: Struck a Nerve
I am not writing to disagree with Mark's comments about one's right
express personal experiences or opinions.
However, it is important for all of us to realize that someone with
malicious intent could cause a great deal of ill will toward a
particular vendor with the simple click of the "send" button.
has a large audience and with that comes the power to influence a
many others some of whom will take the information they read here as
fact and gospel. Think of the harm that could be done by someone
less than honorable motives.
Along with your "right" to express yourself comes the requirement
we all be forthright and honorable with the information shared here
if necessary prepared to back up our statements with the facts. I am
reminded of the cliche that there are at least "three sides to a
Having said this, I agree that no vendor choosing to use strong arm
tactics to silence this list should be tolerated. I for one am eager
learn of others' experiences with the array of instrumentation
to us, pro or con. I would hope that vendors would see this as an
opportunity to learn how their equipment or service might be
The opinions expressed above are solely my own and are not intended
represent the views of anyone else, especially my employer.
Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
>>> 03/04/02 08:52PM >>>
I didn't see your original posting, and I haven't any idea of which
vendor you commented upon; however, I had a similar experience. I
post about Hacker Instruments and a microwave processor that I
destroyed our tissue. The very next day the owner of my lab had a
of my post and Hacker was threatening to sue. They got what they
wanted: my silence.
Just be careful of what you say. Some people forget that free
exists in the United States, and it seems they would like to do away
with it. When we comment on a particular product it must be
that it is our opinion. Opinions by their definition cannot be
or slanderous, but it is a FACT that this type of intimidation is
present on the histonet. We should all have our freedom to express
opinions without fear.
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