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[edit] Group 7

This is the lowest access to the Encom Intranet known. When Encom hired new staff, Zack managed to provide hacked access to the intranet for Flynn followers under the guise of this group security access.

[edit] Group 7 Intranet Emails

[edit] E-mail 1
Subject: Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Monday, March 15th, 2010, 9:46am

Killer party last weekend! So good to hang with all of you in accounts payable!
BTW, has anyone seen Lila? I can't seem to find her... as I said - KILLER PARTY!

--Silly Jilly

[edit] E-mail 2
Subject: Cookie Sales: NOT Sanctioned by Encom
Monday, March 15th, 2010, 3:12pm

This message is being sent to everyone in your department. We do not want to name names, but
someone has invited their child/children into the office to sell cookies for their wilderness
club. Encom does not condone or support this practice, and we must request that you cease this behavior immediately.
Contact me with any questions or concerns,

--Rita, Encom Employee Relations

[edit] E-mail 3
Subject: Your J-93 Report?
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 11:25am

Still looking for everyone's J-93's. What's the holdup?
Don't mean to bust your chops - if you've already submitted your J for last week, good on ya. If not, please contact my administrative assistant immediately.
See you around,

--Dan (The MANager)

[edit] E-mail 4
Sender: HY_I.T._DEPT
Subject: Responsible Intranet Access
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 2:37pm

It has come to our attention that some employees are receiving non-work related emails in these
intranet message boxes. This account is for Encom business only - please adhere to our guidelines.

Thank you,

-- Encom I.T. Dept.

[edit] E-mail 5
Subject: A new generation of techies
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 5:42pm

Just a quick story I wanted to share with everyone - on my way home the other day, I stopped
at a convenience store for some snacks... Fascinating, I know, but they had an old TRON arcade
machine next to the frozen food aisle. Some kid (not more than 10 years old) was pumping all of
his allowance into the quarter slot and working those controls with every fiber of his being.
When the boy's mother finally ushered him away from the game, he let out a sigh, looked at our
old 80's logo and declared, "Someday, I'm gonna work for Encom."
It just reminded me that we were all that kid at one point in our lives (at least, I was). We
all dreamed of neon game grids and played the hero in our own little fantasy world. Now, we
actually get paid to live in that world, to make it bigger and better for everyone who plays
games or uses computers... and I, for one, am proud of that.
Thanks for indulging me the time to recount this anecdote for y'all,

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 6
Subject: Press Conference Protocol
Friday, March 19th, 2010, 3:03pm

For those of you who plan to attend the press conference in San Francisco, you must keep in mind that you are representing Encom International.
Everything that you do, say and wear reflecrs upon us - make sure that reflection sparkles like a diamond, won't you?
If you are unable to adhere to these high standards, you might want to reconsider attending the press conference altogether.

--Rita, Encom Employee Relations

[edit] E-mail 7
Subject: I'm the king of middle-management!
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 12:57pm

Boo-ya! Guess who was just named Mid-Manager of the Month (MMOM) by the big cheeses in corporate? It was me! This MMOM means so much to me, and I couldn't have done it without y'all. In fact, maybe I should divide the plaque into dozens of different pieces and share it with everyone... Psych!
But, really - thanks again.

--Dan (the MANager)

[edit] E-mail 8
Subject: Is it just me?
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 1:18pm

...Or does Dan "The Man" ager remind you of a tiny, yapping dog that never shuts up? I used to love mothers, but now that Dan is a MMOM, I'm all turned around on the issue.

--Silly Jilly

[edit] E-mail 9
Subject: Looking Forward to San Francisco
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 8:16am

I am sincerely pleased to announce that I will be the guest speaker at our upcoming press conference. It promises to be a memorable gathering, and Encom will be right at home in a city as vibrant and progressive as San Francisco. In addition to addressing the tech world as a whole, I hope to get the chance to see some of your friendly faces in the crowd - you: the programmers, the administrators, and the designers who have defined Encom over the years. You made us what we are today... and what we could be tomorrow.
In terms of my speech, I intend on keeping it short and simple. I'm not a showy type of guy, but I do relish my role as a spokesman for Encom. I've been through quite a lot over the course of my years with this company, and these memories will serve as the basis of my keynote speech on April 2nd.
Until then, I'll be working on my notecards. See you all in San Francisco.

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 10
Subject: Never Again
Monday, March 29th, 10:33am

Bugs, dirt and boredom - that's how I characterize our so-called "team-building" retreat to Gnudson's Hollow.

First of all, I get the tent with all the holes in it - thanks for that! Next, I get pelted by a paintball even after I refused to play. You'd better sleep with one eye open, Marsha, because I hold a grudge like nobody's business!

The next time we want to bring our department together, I suggest we go bowling. Or perhaps a nice dinner. Or even a stamp-collecting party at Gene's house - anything would be better than going back to that horrible campground!

--Tina J., accounting

[edit] E-mail 11
Subject: Tradition vs. Innovation
Tuesday, March 30th, 8:19am

I've been getting lots of suggestions when it comes to the content of my speech this Friday. My wife, my fellow board members, my dentist - they all have something to say on the matter. While I appreciate their input, it's a bit overwhelming.

But, as I was mulling over my notes, it occurred to me that the same theme ran through all of these ideas: tradition vs. innovation. That's really at the heart of it all... and that's why everyone wants to put in their two cents. It's the yin and yang of life (especially the life of a tech geek like me).

We cherish the knowledge that we gained in school - it is the foundation on which we build all of our new discoveries. But, we have to challenge these truths and look past what we know and see every day if we want to break through to a new dimension of understanding.

Innovation vs. tradition -I'd like to think that I'm getting better at balancing these ideas every day.

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 12
Subject: THE BEST
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, 11:14am

Stealing an Encom helicopter and dive-bombing the press conference? That guy had some nerve – and I LOVE IT! I mean at this point, those awesome pranks are the only reason to go to any of these corporate things, right? Nothing wrong with a little spice, I say. When that chopper buzzed us, it must have been doing 175, 180 mph! Then it hovered and when you saw the jumper peel out with lights on his feet... just super cool. Super cool! What did everyone else think?

--Silly Jilly

[edit] E-mail 13
Subject: Let's Put This Unpleasantness Behind Us
Monday, April 5th, 2010, 10:33am

I don't usually send these mass e-mails (I find them a bit annoying, actually), but I wanted to assure everyone that the shenanigans that ruined our San Francisco press conference are a thing of the past. I have received several e-mails and phone messages from concerned Encom employees, but let me reiterate: this was a minor disruption that in no way affects our work. We must keep our focus on the task at hand: bringing the best possible product to our consumers, just as we have for the past 38 years. Encom has never been swayed by the demands of any fringe players, and we're not about to start now. And, for the record, we have fired our head of transpo. Also, we are laying off anyone who perpetuates this story, even within the confines of our intranet. The following is an example of the chatter I want eradicated immediately:

>Stealing an Encom helicopter and dive-bombing the press conference? That guy had some nerve – and I LOVE IT!

The employee who wrote that little gem was terminated earlier this morning. Anyone want to be next?

--Your CEO, Kurt Hardington

[edit] E-mail 14
Subject: San Francisco – What a Blast!
Monday, April 5th, 2010, 11:05am

It was great to see so many of your faces at the event last Friday night. Your support has always been important to me... and it meant the world to Kevin Flynn. I know he would have been touched by the ways, big and small, that people remembered him. Back when we were fledgling execs here at Encom, he used to order pizzas for everyone who had the misfortune of working overtime. Yes, everyone. Dozens of delivery places would truck in pies by the armload so that nobody would go hungry while they were coding the latest incarnation of Kraz-Bot or Laser Maximus. Lora and I were reminded of that carefree 'pizza era' when I was speaking last weekend. Real people, working together to make a difference – that's what we do here at Encom. That's what we've always done. You made the event come together and you have inspired gamers to stay plugged in whenever Encom is developing a new product. Sure, there was some unexpected hullabaloo towards the end of the night, but all in all, it was a great time.

So, keep up the good work – see you around.

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 15
Subject: Sub-par just won't do
Saturday, April 10th, 2010, 11:18am

There's been a lot of talk about "Space Paranoids Online." In fact, I've been doing a lot of that talking. I understand that folks are anxious for this release - heck, so am I. But, I'm reminded of how Kevin Flynn always used to put these things in perspective. When we were developing TRON into a video game, he would face off with investors, board members and advertisers who were chomping at the bit to rush the product to the market, just to cash in quickly. "They'll get it when it's right," he shrugged.

The same rule applies today. Flynn's vision won't be compromised - I won't allow it.

Have a great weekend,

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 16
Subject: Breakfast Treats: A Privilege, Not a Right
Monday, April 12th, 2010, 10:02am

Every Friday for the past two months, I had been bringing donuts into the office and sharing them with my co-workers in accounting. Everyone seemed to appreciate my efforts. "Thanks, Laird," they would say. "Tasty donuts? You're the best!"

But, all that changed last week. I was having one of "those days" (car wouldn't start, neighbor's dog ate my newspaper, I'm still bald, etc.), so I really didn't feel like schlepping all the way to the bakery to buy a box of confections. Sorry, but I just didn't have time. Well, by the reaction I got, you would have thought that I had run over someone with my car. "Where are the donuts, Laird?" they accused. "No donuts? Some Friday this turned out to be!"

Y'know, it was never my job to provide breakfast for you people; I was doing it as a favor. But that era has come and gone. In conclusion: next Friday, you can get your own donuts!

--Laird B.

[edit] E-mail 17
Subject: Cleaning out the ol' desk
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, 4:17pm

Wish I could say I'll miss this place... but I won't.

And did you get a load of that article on the intranet? Hardington is generous like I'm a size 4.

See y'all on the flipside,

--Silly Jilly

[edit] E-mail 18
Subject: Too Much Paperwork
Friday, April 16th, 2010, 9:23am

Is there any way we could reduce the need for the mountains off paperwork we generate in accounts payable? I know how important it is to keep a hard copy of the transactions we process, but printing every weekly record seems like overkill. Perhaps we can find a happy medium.

It's not that I'm a tree-hugger, or anything, but the waste we tend to create is a bit obnoxious. We all respect Alan Bradley and the environmental work he has done with Encom over the years - maybe we can take a page from his book (pardon the pun) and help conserve paper. Just a thought.


[edit] E-mail 19
Subject: Subject: Sorry to Rain on Your Parade, Jacob
Monday, April 19th, 2010, 2:14pm

I just wanted to respond to Jacob (and all the other employees who are urging Encom to go paperless) with a friendly reminder: hard copies are an essential backup tool in the inner-workings of a company like ours.

Take, as a point of reference, the rolling blackouts of 1997. Where would we have been if we had lost a week's worth of account information? Or a month's? We might not have been able to file our quarterly earnings report on time...

...The very thought of it scares me to my core.


[edit] E-mail 20
Subject: Our Digital Footprint
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 8:36pm

Environmentalists (I know a few of ‘em) are always discussing our carbon footprint. While that is a vitally important conversation to be having, it got me thinking on a bit of a tangent - what is our digital footprint?

We interact with technology every day. Everyone has an e-mail address (or five) and we crave information like never before. Streaming podcasts and trending topics, measured on an epic scale - we are tapped into the digital world... but, is it a part of us, or some alternate landscape independent of human interaction? That is to say, how are we represented in terms of pure information? Is there a map of our comings and goings? Can all of our activities be quantified in terms of pulses and waves?

As always, I'm not looking for answers to these cryptic questions - it's just fun to ask them.

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 21
Subject: E-Commuting: The Wave of the Future
Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 9:47pm

When I had my baby, Encom offered me six weeks of maternity leave (at a reduced salary, natch). But I needed the money, so I opted to continue working from home. And let me tell you, e-commuting has changed my life!

While other folks are stuck in rush hour traffic and spending loads of cash on gas money and speeding tickets, I'm safe at home with my laptop and bunny slippers. Sorry to gloat, but this is the way modern business should be.

My apartment is kinda small, but it beats the heck out of my old cubicle (smelled like stale toner and misery in there).

Oops, gotta go - my microwave burrito is almost ready!

--Chrissie D. (yeah, you know me!)

[edit] E-mail 22
Subject: RE: E-Commuting: The Wave of the Future
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, 8:14pm

That seals the deal - I'm getting pregnant!

Come back soon, Chrissie - can't wait to share a cubicle with you again!


[edit] E-mail 23
Subject: Thanks for all the kind words...
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010, 7:03am

...But Kevin Flynn really deserves the kudos. He was the one who first broached the subject of sustainability with the shareholders. You can just imagine how happy they were! Flynn wanted to eliminate the overuse of freighters, cargo planes and semis - that's what ultimately led to our partnership with Dumont (then known as Telninger's). And it's been 20 years - really makes you think.

How Kevin came up with the name "Dumont" is beyond me. I just wish he had hung around long enough to see me sign the deal. It happened in that blink of an eye between his disappearance and when I was replaced as CEO.

But, on to happier times, right? Wherever my buddy is now, on whatever plane of reality, existence or consciousness, I hope he's proud of the work I'm doing in his name... with all my heart, mind and soul - I hope.

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 24
Subject: The stalling is over
Thursday, May 6th, 2010, 8:47am

It's finally time to pull the trigger on "Space Paranoids Online" (how do you like that for a pun?)

Despite the naysayers, yammering on about "glitches" and "compromising our vision," this is the most exciting product we have released in ages. So, let's silence the dissenting voices and get behind the Encom brand.

Space Paranoids is finally online.

--Mr. Hardington

[edit] E-mail 25
Subject: Tech Nostalgia
Friday, May 7th, 2010, 2:14pm

Now that gamers worldwide are enjoying the newest incarnation of Space Paranoids, my thoughts draw me back to when Kevin Flynn first developed the game. I actually didn't know Flynn had created it, to be honest — Dillinger had duped us all into thinking it was his design. But the truth has a way of bubbling to the surface.

And so do memories.

Space Paranoids is causing a whole flood of emotions in the sentimental cortex of my brain. The bold lines, the vibrant colors... images popping up everywhere. Just when I think I see a Flynn design out of the corner of my eye, I turn to take a closer look and it's gone. Maybe it's all in my imagination, but Kevin Flynn seems more alive than ever.

Wishful thinking, I guess.

Take care,

--Alan Bradley

[edit] E-mail 26
Subject: Big Changes
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, 9:46am

Ever since my uncle appointed me head of transport, I've been finding ways to make this place run more efficiently. This is an e-mail to let you folks in accounting know that I am immediately discontinuing your use of company cars — we need them all here in upper management.

--Nate Hardington, Your Transport Leader

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