It's becoming increasingly clear that the people in charge of launching AOL's NEW JOURNAL PRODUCTS don't speak to the people who have to implement them.
Launch dates seem to be set in stone, regardless of whether or not product is ready. We've all seen the mess that created.
The New Product Manager said that her journal was supposed to be up BEFORE the ads, but it wasn't.
Her bosses sound like a real bunch
of jerks. Something we already knew. We just didn't know that she is as
much of a victim of their whims as we are.
She said that her entire TEAM
didn't want the FLASH ads that showed up. But apparently the assholes
in the ivory tower turned down their hearing aids and refused to
listen. I can see them holding their ears and yelling, "LALALALALALALALALA."
It sounds like there are a lot of
people on the AOL front lines who have to shoulder the responsibility and blame for
things that happen, but have no power to make changes or implement decisions
to prevent them from happening.
The beat goes on.