Her, to uger før de havde lovet at levere min gratis computer, får jeg følgende e-post: “Dear Mr Clausen Nielsen, Your Free PC pre-registration, customer number: ******** We regret to inform you that we are unable to fulfill your application at this time. As you may know, Metronomyâ€™s launch generated considerable media interest, and we received an excellent response from households wishing to take part in the scheme. However, we have also received information to suggest that a minority of applicants do not intend to operate within our standard terms and conditions, resulting in the potential theft of the computer. Whilst we have invested considerable resources into developing highly secure business processes and technology, the high cost of each PC means that we must control our exposure at this stage. As such, we have reluctantly decided to release only a limited number of PCâ€™s in the first instance, in order to fully test our security procedures and technical infrastructure before a wider roll-out in the Autumn. Unfortunately, we will be unable to progress your application until then. Should you wish us to remove your details from the waiting list, please click here: firstname.lastname@example.org and return the message, remembering to include your customer number. Otherwise, you will be contacted later in the year with further information. We recognise that our concerns apply to only a minority of applications, and regret any inconvenience that this may cause to bona-fide customers, but feel this is the best course of action to protect the long-term interests of the business and ensure that the offer can be available to all who want it in future. Yours sincerely, Jacco Van Seventer Customer Operations Director” Tak for den udsøgte service. Jeg er ikke et af de brodne kar. Nå!
By René Clausen Nielsen
I'm pretty much in love with a data. Or, the knowledge we can extract from it. Or, rather, the better decisions that can be made based on said knowledge.
I hold a M.Sc in Sociology a MA in Historical Social Enquiry (Social History + Historical Sociology + Global Development), and work as Information Management Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I guess you can call me a Computational Sociologist of Global Development and Humanitarian Action. No less.
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