Sys-Con digs a deeper hole by slamming the ColdFusion community
September 11, 2007 · 13 Comments
Sys-Con's reaction to all the community vitriol against them is to blame Adobe for the closure of CFDJ: "Adobe's Decision Upsets ColdFusion Community". Having said they (Sys-Con) decided to shut down CFDJ, they've changed their tune and are claiming that "Adobe's recent decision to fold CFDJ upset the ColdFusion Community" and that "... Adobe, which made the decision to kill the title." Lies upon lies. Sys-Con made the decision, not Adobe. If Sys-Con can't make money with such an advertising-driven endeavor, then they are clearly more incompetent than we might think. And here's the really priceless part of this latest Sys-Con drivel-passing-for-editorial content: "SYS-CON's only challenge while serving the CF community was to deal with some members of that very same community, " said industry blogger James Hamilton. Who? Yes, that was my first reaction too. According to Sys-Con's author profile "James Hamilton is a Search Engine Optimization consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Sydney, Australia." Heard of him? Nope, me neither. Nor has Google, beyond a few references to his four articles on Sys-Con properties. What else does Sys-Con say about him? "He occasionally blogs about SOA, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities." Ah, yes, he'd be well-qualified to talk about ColdFusion then, wouldn't he? Personalities? Oh yes, he "occasionally" blogs about those. In fact, he says "People like Corfield and Dinowitz could not stand any sort of advertisement in CFDJ. They wanted their magazine delivered for free and hated the adverts that made this possible for them, as if they were two characters from the Dr. Zhivago movie." I wonder which movie character he thinks I am? He's also talking complete bollocks, of course - but we all know that. I had a very low opinion of Sys-Con before this but even I am surprised at the depths to which they have stooped in their pathetic response to the outpouring of "disappointment" against Sys-Con from the ColdFusion community. What happened to honest, ethical journalism? It clearly left Sys-Con's offices a while back.