I've always suspected vast swaths of Cisco, the boringly profitable networking giant, were stuck in the '90s. An exchange forwarded from an internal mailing list confirms it. First of all: forwarded from an internal mailing list. Haven't these people heard of wikis? Second of all: They're complaining about files being deleted from an internal FTP server. Hello, isn't storage supposed to be in the cloud? The email chain ends with equally dated complaints about misuse of the "reply all" button.
Finally, Ciscoid Donald Sharp introduces a slightly modern touch: A "rickroll," or pointer to a Rick Astley music video on YouTube. Alas, rickrolling went out of style in April. It's probably a novelty on the Cisco campus. If the 4,000 recipients of the mailing list watched all 3 minutes and 31 seconds of the video, we estimate they collectively wasted an entire person-month of shareholder-paid time. The thoroughly pointless email exchange: