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Joe Firmage

From: Joe Firmage <jfirmage@uswebcks.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 13:36:49 -0800 
Fwd Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 16:55:18 -0500
Subject: Joe Firmage

Hello everyone,

Some of you may have heard the news that I have chosen to step
aside from my position as Chief Strategist at USWeb.

First off, I'd like to say that there have been wild
exaggerations of my assertions by the press. I expected this
(this whole bit of "reverse engineered technology" as one
example has been wildly exaggerated, as anyone who actually has
read my book knows, meanwhile the important parts of the book
that I've truly stressed to reporters go unreported). Thus
reality is transformed into caricature. Anticipating this
inability on the part of the press to think and report in shades
of gray rather than simply black and white led me to propose to
my associates several days ago that I step aside.

This is a long process and it has just begun. I love the company
we've created far too much to see it take any collateral flack
from my publishing.

I will be releasing on the Internet an official synopsis of my
book shortly which, among other things, will clarify what I have
actually said and what I actually believe, as opposed to the
"X-Files" sensationalizations reported. In comparing the two
versions of the story, many of you may see for the first time a
real-time living example of the ways in which remarkable ideas
can be and have been trivialized and discredited.

The wonderful thing about the Internet is that irresponsible
journalism can be circumvented through direct broadcast

Very best,

Joseph Firmage

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