Carbonite: Will it back you up or stab you in the back?

Norman E. Hooben
Question: When is a friend not a friend?

Answer: When his name is David... David Friend.

You may have heard the ads on the radio that Carbonite is the way to go when it comes to saving back-up copies of your computer files.  Well it's not the only way to go.  Take my Seagate one-hundred gigabyte back-up drive, it does everything that Carbonite does and for less.  But I'm not here to shout out about Seagate nor any other storage device manufacturer...I'm sure there's other reputable builders out there.  What I am here to talk about is the hypocrisy of Carbonite's CEO, David Friend.

Over at World Net Daily (WND) today there's a piece about Carbonite's stock taking a dive after the Rush Limbaugh incident (apparently investors are on Limbaugh's side but that's another story).  What I find most disturbing about the WND article is the following:

The Washington Times noted Friend has a long history of contributing to left-leaning candidates and causes. Citing Accuracy in Media, the Times reports Friend donated generously to the Howard Dean, John Kerry, and Barack Obama presidential campaigns, as well as several 527 groups such as "America Coming Together," moveon.org, and "Texans for Truth."  

Now why would anyone in their right mind support any of the aforementioned individuals and/or organizations when their mission is to destroy any semblance of capitalism the basic system of the success of Carbonite.  On the one hand David Friend went out on a limb to build his company and on the other he's supporting politicians that want to destroy the very thing that made him a success.  Sounds hypocritical to me...  What say you?

Question: When is a friend not a friend?

Answer: When his name is David... David Friend.

You may have heard the ads on the radio that Carbonite is the way to go when it comes to saving back-up copies of your computer files.  Well it's not the only way to go.  Take my Seagate one-hundred gigabyte back-up drive, it does everything that Carbonite does and for less.  But I'm not here to shout out about Seagate nor any other storage device manufacturer...I'm sure there's other reputable builders out there.  What I am here to talk about is the hypocrisy of Carbonite's CEO, David Friend.

Over at World Net Daily (WND) today there's a piece about Carbonite's stock taking a dive after the Rush Limbaugh incident (apparently investors are on Limbaugh's side but that's another story).  What I find most disturbing about the WND article is the following:

The Washington Times noted Friend has a long history of contributing to left-leaning candidates and causes. Citing Accuracy in Media, the Times reports Friend donated generously to the Howard Dean, John Kerry, and Barack Obama presidential campaigns, as well as several 527 groups such as "America Coming Together," moveon.org, and "Texans for Truth."  

Now why would anyone in their right mind support any of the aforementioned individuals and/or organizations when their mission is to destroy any semblance of capitalism the basic system of the success of Carbonite.  On the one hand David Friend went out on a limb to build his company and on the other he's supporting politicians that want to destroy the very thing that made him a success.  Sounds hypocritical to me...  What say you?