I got this note today. Interesting.
“Dear Mr. Hughes,
I found a post online from you that refers to a confidential design bid proposal request.
It is highly unprofessional for you to start posting complaints about us and referring to a confidential bid request.
I also do not remember offering to pay anything for Bid Requests on the Project.
The project is ongoing and any damages from your releasing inappropriate confidential information may come back to haunt you.
Please immediately remove you references to our Bid Proposal and the “New Stiletto 10 Meter”, as you do not have trademark ownership or license to do so.
Jay M. Phillips Managing Director – Stiletto Manufacturing, Inc.
I tip my hat. Well played. The project is already generating controversy buzz and it is just beginning. Only problem is nobody reads this blog.
I went back over the request email. There is nothing about confidential. Zero. And I see no complaints. Just reporting what I saw. Is illegal for me to discuss a design? Were my points not good? If I do several hours of unpaid work for you, surely I get an opinion on it. And glancing back, they look good to me.
I’ve done a few start up projects. It might have been useful to listen to some of my notes in the extensive emails we exchanged and the blog page. A combination of my skill doing more with less, my stylist’s eye and Rafi’s folding system would have been killer.