RE: Nerds On Site


Thanks for the quick reply. Rest assured that your comment will be posted in
its entirety.

If I had to guess, I’d say that Blair meant no harm. I think he was trying
to convey that you are comfortable with NOS, but his actual words went too
far. Maybe Blair was having a bad week? Who knows. πŸ™‚
—–Original Message—–
From: Steve Gibson []
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 4:12 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: Nerds On Site

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your note.

You are 100% correct, and you do know me as well as you think you do. πŸ™‚

I have *NO* undisclosed connection with the Nerds guys. I’m neither on
their board nor in any involved with their operations. I have been a guest
speaker (via Skype or iChat I can’t recall which) at one of their corporate
meetings, and since that was fun I’ll probably do it again. And that was
long before they demonstrated any interest in sponsoring the podcast.

Also … I’m sure that Leo and I talked about that teleconference
appearance I made for the NOS meeting at least once and I think more than
once during the podcast. So even that, benign as it was, was disclosed

You are welcome to post this or send this or do anything else with it that
you want. Also, any of the management of the Nerds On Site group would say
the same thing and confirm that I have no business affiliation of any kind
since from everything I have sen they are also all straight shooters.


>I m reluctant to possibly get between a man and one of his sponsors, but I
>figure you d want to know about the possibly of misrepresentation of GRC.
>This happened while I was looking at joining Nerds On Site, and here s the
>relevant paragraph from my blog:
>Whenever I listen to a business proposition, I automatically compare what
>I hear against any other sources I have. That s just being prudent in my
>opinion. I didn t hear Blair say anything that didn t ring true except for
>one thing. He claimed that NOS has a strong working relationship with
>Gibson Research, with Steve being on some sort of Nerds On Site board.
>Well, I ve known of Steve Gibson for at least a dozen years, and he has a
>well-earned reputation for being a stickler for true honesty. I ve also
>listened to his podcast since almost the beginning so I m comfortable in
>saying that Steve would be announcing it loudly if he was a part of NOS.
>The frustrating thing is that I don t recall all of Blair s words so I can
>t provide an exact quote. Instead, I made a mental note at the time that
>Blair was claiming a close working arrangement between NOS and the
>hyper-reputable GRC. Steve did visit NOS during a recent trip to Toronto,
>and NOS has a site license for Steve s SpinRite program. However, those
>are the only connections Steve has acknowledged. Otherwise, Nerds On Site
>is just a sponsor of Steve s podcast.
>The URL for my blog is


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