When Will Companies Learn?

So three days ago consumerist.com posted this article from a former Dell kiosk worker. The next day, Dell demanded that the post be taken down.

When are companies going to learn that this kind of stuff just can’t be done anymore? The “blogosphere” has become to powerful to try and censor people, it’s just going to do more harm than good. Bloggers are becoming more ballsy, partially because they get pseudo-instant fame for becoming the victims of a cease-and-desist, partially because they know that companies have no point in pursuing these cases to the end. Think about it: from a cold-and-calculating perspective of a business, would the legal costs associated with suing a poor college student be at all beneficial, especially when the information has already been leaked? When will companies learn that’s it’s just not worth the fallout to even bother…