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Now Dat’s How You CEO

By 06.04.10

A couple days ago news broke that AT&T threatened to send a cease and desist letter to a customer for emailing their CEO twice in a two week period.  They later apologized, but something good has come out of this kerfuffle (besides making AT&T look silly). *raises fist and blows Captain Crunch whistle*

Redditor sockpuppets sent an email to Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve Software (Half-Life, Portal), to ask him what he’d do if a customer emailed twice.  Here’s that awesome exchange [via Geekosystem]:

sockpuppet wrote:

Hey Gabe when people email the AT&T CEO more than once they’re sent a cease and desist letter. What happens if I email you more than once?

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Gabe Newell gaXXX@valvesoftware.com wrote:

Don’t know. Let’s find out.

My response:

I should warn you my attorney is Saul Goodman. I will vigorously defend myself against your legal threats if required, I hope it doesn’t come to that.

His response:

from Gabe Newell gaXXX@valvesoftware.com

to sockpuppet date Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I am looking out the windows of my 10th floor office (the office is the entire 10th floor, if that wasn’t clear, as it needs to be large enough to contain all of my awesomeness). It appears that the hounds have been released, as well as the ninjas (with some of the smaller and more agile ninjas riding on hounds), but no cease and desist letters, so you’re good on that front.

Gabe

That’s how it’s done.  In other news, Valve also recently announced they are canceling their June 14th E3 Portal 2 Event in favor of a “surprise”.  They enlisted Aperture Science to handle the announcement. The press release (and some more pics) are after the jump.  Also after the jump: delicious cake.

Aperture Science is pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Valve to announce the gala CANCELLATION of the June 14 Portal 2 Event at the Regal Theater.  The event will be replaced by a surprise.  And even though the cancellation of the event certainly counts as a surprise, we are pleased to further announce that the cancellation of the event is not THE surprise.  However, per International treaties regarding the definition of the word “surprise”, of which both Aperture Science and Valve are signatories, the time, date and content of the actual surprise will only become available as you experience the surprise.

If you’d like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise or, more fruitfully, schedule an appointment to attend a Portal 2 screening at the Valve booth during E3, please contact Valve’s Special Envoy to Surprises, Doug Lombardi.

Thank you for <<RECORD SCRATCH!!!>>

PS: The surprising record scratch is also not the surprise.

[via Geekosystem]

The cake is a lie.


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