Thursday, April 9, 2015
I’m at the IRgA/ERA Convention in Atlanta, and I’m at the convention because HP invited a couple of “press” people to the convention, and I’m one of those. I am considered “press” because of the Reprographics 101 Blog. HP paid my travel expenses and my convention registration fee. (Thank you, HP, for doing that!)
When I was at the restaurant tonight, where convention participants were gathered for food, drink and lots of discussion, nine or 10 people came up to me to ask me if I had become an employee of HP. The first time that happened, I asked that person where he got the idea that I was now employed by HP, and he pointed to my convention name badge, saying, “HP is below your name.” I did not realize that until that was pointed out to me, since I did not bother to look at what was on my badge when I picked it up at registration. So, an “aha” moment.
I am employed by Proactive Management Programs, LLC, which is my consulting practice, and, as most people know, I’m the Publisher of the Reprographics 101 Blog.
Although I very much appreciate HP paying my way to attend this year’s IRgA/ERA Convention, that does not create any sort of bias on my part, and I know that HP understands that. As a blog-publisher I do my best to report the news – and to express my opinions - in an unbiased fashion.
Posted by Joel Salus at 8:48 PM