Someone on 8 Bits (thanks, Ian) pointed me to an entry at Idle Words entitled “Dave Winer Considered Harmful”. It wonderfully sums up a lot of what I’ve been feeling over the past few weeks with the Echo fight.
Of course, this is extremely well timed because of what I just read on my aggregator. Dave wrote tonight:
This is the same guy who has also said, in recent weeks:
“At the same time IBM, a staid company of starched white shirts and wing-tip shoes is entering our market under a hail of personal attacks. I grew up in an IBM household. How far they’ve strayed from their roots.”
“So don’t think the fights are trivial, they aren’t. They cut off growth.”
Dave, you’ve made some wonderful contributions to the net in general. But don’t you think you’re being just a smidge hypocritical by claiming that the arguments software world are “so boring” after subjecting the rest of the world to them for the past x months?