My oft repeated phrase
digital assets are extremely portable and easily disseminated
applies to all aspects of the work place. Don't believe me? Ask Jonathan Waters, former director of the Ohio State marching band. He swore he didn't swear at band members among other things. Turns out, there's a recording by one of his drum majors of a disciplinary meeting, and The Chronicle covered that last week.
Lois Lerner's ongoing email saga this week moved to her BlackBerry account. In her back and forth with a friend, she called one political faction "assholes". While the ability to locate her Outlook-based correspondence continues, the idea of locating things within her phone reminds me of another person, then Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, and his question of "can they get my texts."
I'm left once again with the good ole Earl Long School of Communication. The late Louisiana governor (and many other politicians in other regions -- I recall Uncle Earl because of regionalism -- the phrase isn't original to him) famously advised:
Don't write what you can say, don't say what you can't whisper, don't whisper what you can't wink