Creative naming in pursuit of subverting the no-fun zone

Raymond Chen


For a time, the Information Technology department at Microsoft cracked down on what it believed to be frivolous mailing lists. All mailing lists inside the company had to have a valid business purpose.

The nascent wireless networking team found a way to circumvent this rule: They created a mailing list for discussion of non-business topics but officially said that it was for discussing Wireless Networking Interference.


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