__/ [wd] on Monday 31 October 2005 16:08 \__
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:42:15 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Even Robert Scoble, the so-called Microsoft evangelist, has moved his
>> popular blog to a Linux server. I asked him about it this morning and here
>> is his poor excuse, which he E-mailed me back:
>> You are of course aware that you run your blog on Linux while
>> evangelising Windows. Hypocrisy?
>> An evangelist must be credible if he wants to be listened to.
>> The only way to be credible is to actually use other methodologies and
>> You must have evangelism confused with marketing. The two are not the
>> Robert Scoble
> That is a very poor excuse and doesn't fly. Is he going to write in his
> blog about how bad Linux servers are? "My web site sucks because it is on
> a Linux server."
Exactly my point.
Wife: "Honey, why do you eat that steak? You know the doctor (Gate$) says
it's bad for you"
Husband: "Shut up, I'm only trying to figure out what it tastes like..."
> Is he using an open-source PHP-based blog system by any chance? That
> would be even funnier :)
Yes! WordPress: The poppa of Open Source, free-as-in-beer, Linux-oriented
> He prefers Linux but he is getting paid to promote Windows. I saw the
> same thing in the last US presidential election. The Republicans were
> paying Kerry-supporters to stage fake pro-Bush demonstrations. Some
> people just need the money and are willing to sell-out.
Scoble was a popular blogger /before/ he joined Microsoft. Since he had
influence (plenty of regular readers), he must have thought:
"Hey! I can blog and get paid for it. All I have to do now is say nice
stuff about Microsoft and they will sponsor me."
Microsoft intended to employ more bloggers. I think it was called Team 99 or
something similar. Sickening, isn't it? Paid yet disguised propaganda.
>> So, rather than mock that (potentially temporary) choice to migrate his
>> 6-year-old blog to Linux, he seems to defend that choice. No complaints,
>> no quirks. I wish Scoble the best of luck in his experiences with almighty
>> Linux servers. His consciousness will sooner or later leads Scoble to
>> betraying his employer.
> Maybe he will be the next defector.
When he no longer needs the wage. OSDL cannot help him make ends meet.
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