SAIC still = spooky
by Geoff Kelly - posted 2:33 pm, March 27, 2008
Earlier this week I wrote this post about SAIC, the giant defense and intelligence contractor that inexplicably telephoned the Artvoice office last Friday to inquire about our advertising rates, just hours after I received an email from a friend that mentioned SAIC in a less than flattering light. I wrote about the call as a curiosity—after all, why would this 44,000-employee behemoth want to advertise with us?—and I referenced this Vanity Fair article about SAIC, which is worth a read.
I didn’t expect the post to receive much attention; you see, this AV Daily thing hadn’t been promoted anywhere and was difficult to find.
Nonetheless, the post got traffic almost immediately and its first critical comment just three hours later, and a comment the next day that was SAIC’s official response to the Vanity Fair profile, written a year ago. Nothing else—just a cut-and-paste job of SAIC’s official response.
The IP address says it came from the Pentagon, specifically the US Air Force. Make of that whatever your tin-foiled head would like.