March 24, 2003
Blogging is not journalism. Bloggers are not journalists.

It seems pretty obvious, but it seems to need to be pointed out from time to time.

Russell Beattie is a tech blogger who writes about Java and mobile technology. He's got a big readership - a lot of people want to hear what he has to say.

Microsoft recently invited him to a conference (In Disneyland Paris, no less!). He turned them down. A man of principle, no less - the blogging world's answer to Robin Cook?

It seems that he caught a little flak over, amongst other things, his lack of impartiality. In his reply, Of COURSE I Hate Microsoft, he points out that he's never pretended to be anything other than biased - he hates Microsoft, doesn't trust them, and makes no bones about the fact.

He also points out that all weblogs are like this to some extent. They are by their nature personal expressions.

Nice anti-Microsoft rant, too. ;-) I agree with every syllable.

Posted to Blogs by Simon Brunning at March 24, 2003 01:32 PM
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