Atwa ( now known as CarpeDiem ) has deliberately leaked a document containing the full names and Emails of 614 innocent people. She is handing out this file to everyone she talks to asking them to forward it on to everyone they know. She says the information belongs to known ‘pirates’ and that ‘we’ need this information in order to “protect ourselves” and “defend ourselves” ( Yes, I know WTF? comes to mind, but remember we are now in Atwaland. ) She is adamant this document was supplied to her by TSR owner, Thomas. The origins of it vary from “I don’t know” to “I can’t say” depending on who she is talking to.
For obvious reasons I can not publish the document in full, so I will try to describe what I am seeing. The document itself is a list of 614 real names, numbered from 2 to 615, interestingly number 1 is missing from the file. Next to each name is a Email address and next to some of them are comments which seem to be addressed to EA and carry anti-TSR vibes, with one example being: “Get your heads out of TSRs arses and start focusing on your customers!” Most of the names are in full ( for example, John Doe or John A. Doe ) and some with forenames initialled ( J. Doe ) with a few having first names only. ( John or John. D ) All names are supplied with Emails. At a guess I would say around 50% also carry a comment next to their Email.
The reasoning and timing of this leak is very hard to figure. Atwa has enjoyed being in the SA position for some time now, with a promotion to FA due in December. She has a good relationship with Tom, to the extent that he is prepared to risk his business, his staff and his sweatshop employees in order to keep her close. ( I was going to add reputation to that list but one can not gamble with a non-existent chip. ) I can not understand why she would implicate Tom knowing full well that doing so would end her promotion dream. Even more extraordinary is that Tom has been made fully aware of her sharing the file and of her implicating him, and yet he seems unconcerned and she still has her account at TSR. It is almost like Tom is behind this but surly that would be committing business suicide, although the mere recurring presence of Atwa at TSR does show he is inclined to randomly self destruct for no apparent reason.
There is no evidence that anyone listed on the document are actual software ‘pirates’ or that any of them have access to a large boat.
John Doe is used for an example only and this name does not appear on the genuine list.
UPDATE NOV 29
Atwa/CarpeDiem has now been canned as SA.