Instant messaging

Today I was told that I can instant-message Al Zollar, the senior vice president at IBM who’s in charge of the Lotus software division.

To me, this is almost as bizarre as if someone were to tell me that Lou Gerstner wants a game of Hearts.

Maybe it’s leftover Harlequin angst, but I generally feel comfortable when kept as far away from CEOs as possible. Just put me in a back room and let me build stuff quietly.