went off the air for a short period of time yesterday due to comments made about a Gartner report. Gartner apparently pushed Cisco to have Steve Chambers pull a posting that he made about a report by one of the analysts. You can read his report via various caching engines and there is a couple of good websites that have re-posted the post basically word for word.

I don't normally agree with Steve's viewpoints or his ideas or his general tone. The right for him to post his thoughts is important as getting bullied affects all of us. We as bloggers and independent thinkers do have a right to talk about things that are not company confidential or business sensitive information. There is quite an outpouring of support from the Web & Twitter for Stevie.

Thankfully Cisco's very supportive Social Media policy did come into play here and since Steve only mostly insulted the intelligence of the Gartner analyst, a fairly easy target, he has come back online. His managers and other's in Cisco's corporate office have been supportive. Thankfully Cisco does have some good people there.

So Steve, When are you putting that post back up?