EU vs US
Posted Dec 2, 2005 10:10 UTC (Fri) by kleptog
In reply to: When Is a Standard Truly Open? - When It's Universal, Reflections on Massachusetts and Microsoft's XML
Parent article: When Is a Standard Truly Open? - When It's Universal, Reflections on Massachusetts and Microsoft's XML
This reminds me of a news segment on here on Dutch TV where they were talking about EU lobbyists and what they should and shouldn't do and whether they should be registered. They were interviewing one of the firms that did lobbying and he was asked "What's the difference between lobbying in US vs in the EU?".
His answer was along the lines of: Well, the annoying thing is that you don't get anywhere near as far with money because the whole campaign financing angle simply doesn't exist".
The presenter asked surprised: How so, annoying?
He said: Well, you know, you have to put more work in to get the same result. You have to convince them with arguments.
To which my only thought was: Good! You should work for your money.
Pity I can't find the reference anywhere or his name, but I'll remember the conversation for a long time.
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