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Groklaw: A Heads Up to the Media

Nov 24, 2003, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Guess how many people went to hear Darl McBride's keynote address at CDXPO? No, really. Guess.

"According to Todd Weiss of ComputerWorld, there were only 80 people. Count them. 80. Bill Gates had thousands at Comdex, with an overflow room.

"I'll bet Jupitermedia Corp. was surprised and disappointed. I don't need to bet or guess. They said they were 'a little disappointed in the turnout for the keynote speeches.' Here they invited the most hated executive in the IT world, probably thinking it would boost attendance, and it flopped.

"See, that's why it's always better to stick to your principles. If you have any. That way, even if things go south, at least you still have your self-respect. Nobody in the IT world takes Darl seriously. No, wait. 80 people are at least curious. That should tell the press something vitally important about SCO's claims. We know what he is talking about, and we dismiss him..."

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