hollised /hol'ist/ /adj./ [Usenet: sci.space]
To be hollised is to have been ordered by one's employer not to
post any even remotely job-related material to USENET (or, by
extension, to other Internet media). The original and most
notorious case of this involved one Ken Hollis, a Lockheed
employee and space-program enthusiast who posted publicly available
material on access to Space Shuttle launches to sci.space.
He was gagged under threat of being fired in 1994 at the behest of
NASA public-relations officers. The result was, of course, a huge
publicity black eye for NASA. Nevertheless several other NASA
contractor employees were subsequently hollised for similar
activities. Use of this term carries the strong connotation that
the persons doing the gagging are bureaucratic idiots blinded to
their own best interests by territorial reflexes.
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