Thursday, April 26, 2007

I Can't Stand Technology Journalists Who Don't Know What They're Talking About

Calling Adobe's recently announced move to open source Flex "a sign of desperation from Adobe," Dana Blankenhorn's blog post not only shows he doesn't know what he's talking about, but the post quickly disintegrates into random, non-sensical paraphrased Reagan quotes addressed at the recording industry. He clearly doesn't "get" open source, and he certainly doesn't know what Flex is when he calls it Adobe's "tool for building Flash animations."

You're a technology blogger (ostensibly at any rate), Mr. Blankenhorn. Do some research, know what you're talking about at least at a high level, and maybe take a course or two to learn how to stay on topic and write coherently.

No, this has nothing to do with his attempt to make open source sound like a bad business decision, and I personally am not deep enough in the Flex ecosystem that I really care one way or another. It has to do with caring enough about one's job to do it well, which clearly Dana Blankenhorn doesn't. A brief glimpse at a whitepaper would have eliminated the confusion over what Flex is.

End of rant. :-)

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