If you answered, "Oh YESSSS! Yes! Yes I do!" then have a look around, because all your office mates are probably staring at you right now, wondering if you've begun shampooing with Clairol Herbal Essence shampoos and will soon start writhing about and shrieking affirmations as you enjoy a "totally organic experience."
Embarrassed? Don’t be.
This is a highly prestigious list, and any involvement with it whatsoever is worth any face you'll lose in the eyes of your sniveling coworkers by talking to your computer screen. That's right, my pet, this is the Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Telecom (formerly the Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking, even more formerly the Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Coal Mining, and, yes, even more formerly the Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Hitting Rocks With Sticks).
Let's face it, our previous Movers & Shakers lists are terribly outdated. See?
- Jan. 24, 2000 -- The Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking;
- April 5, 2000 -- The Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking;
- Aug. 16, 2000 -- The Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking; and
- May 2001 -- The Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking
Here's how you can help: Think of someone who truly has power in the telecom industry. Someone who calls the shots. Someone whose style is impetuous, whose defence is impregnable. Someone who is just ferocious. They want your heart. They want to eat your children. We'll add bonus points if they have a prison record, a tattoo on their face, and they speak with a lisp.
Got someone in mind? Good. Send that person's name, title, and affiliation (and a reason why they deserve a spot on the list), to us at this address: [email protected], and we'll consider adding her and/or him to our list of finalists, which is up at the pub, stapled to the back of a dartboard. We'll go look for it at 6:30 p.m. each night. It might take us a few hours. Don't wait up.
Anyway, the point is we'd like your help creating our highly esteemed (and highly subjective) list. Reputations will be made and destroyed with this list, so make your voice heard soon and often. Self-nominations are welcome and will be given special consideration if one's accomplishments are hilariously exaggerated for entertainment purposes. Bribes are welcome, too.
We look forward to hearing from you.
— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading