As you are probably aware, I am not entirely au fait
with the ins and outs of modern technology. That is perhaps why
Grindlex has never progressed further than a few sketchy notes
on the back of a cigarette packet (though I did manage to raise
a substantial sum of money in an IPO during the latter days of
the dot com boom). However, I've been staying at my son
Sebastian's pied á terre for a while until I sort out
the ongoing saga of my own accommodation (I had some builders
in, and to cut a long story short they now refuse to move
As a 'techno wizz,' Clarke junior has been filling me in on
some industry related issues. First up, another example of the
perils of rebranding as he spots that The Clearing Corporation,
lately bosom pals with Eurex, having split from CBoT, has a
website that is clearly accessible via the address 'botcc.com'.
Naturally, they don't want to make it difficult for those
familiar with TCC's previous incarnation, but Sebastian tells
me it isn't difficult to redirect traffic to an a dress of your
choosing, something they might consider as an alternative to
retaining the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation associations.
Could this be the Internet equivalent of getting a tattoo
bearing the name of an individual who turns out to be only a
temporary participant in one's life?
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