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Laura and Me

Jun 21, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"I wrote once that I wanted to be a tech analyst when I grew up, because no one seems to expect them to get their facts right. That, I reasoned, would make it an easy gig. I could lean back in my chair, put my feet up on the desk, and just make things up. Why research? And people would actually print it as if it were true. And next time they wanted to know something, they would call me up again, even though I called it completely wrong the last time, had huge gaps in my knowledge, got random but truly vital facts utterly wrong, and said the opposite of what is observably true.

"And we have another fine example this morning, from the lovely and tireless Laura DiDio of Yankee Group. That's if the journalist got it right. One never knows with LinuxInsider. In an article by Kimberly Hill of LinuxInsider on TechNewsWorld about the Microsoft patent saber rattling and how Ubuntu isn't buying it, it suggests that Laura DiDio of Yankee Group says that I did the OSRM patent study three years ago. That is not true. I wasn't even involved peripherally. I didn't even read the report before it was published. (Red Hat isn't either, by the way, nor Mandriva...)"

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