Linux for Suits - Beyond Blogging's Black Holes

With death threats and other terrorism, blogging ain't what it used to be.

Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal


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Off Topic, let's talk Linux again.

totoro's picture

Hi Doc,

Lately your columns are moving further from the real content of Linux Journal. How exactly is this relevant to Linux? Sure, blogging is like Open source, but then talk about that rather than the long winded article above.

I was sad when I saw Nick Petreley's repeated articles of rage and slander. He has toned down these days, but even this month's article is fairly pointless. You could leave that page blank and nobody would notice.

There is so many interesting areas to be covered: Dell's new Ubuntu machines. Interview Mark Shuttleworth, or someone from Dell. They'd be delighted, and us readers will know the story behind the action. Talk about ATI's driver announcements, and the AMD driver development. There's some recent Microsoft Xandros announcements in the news. Of course, there is a lot of tech changing behind the scenes, and that could always be covered in an editorial.


What to talk about

Doc Searls's picture

Thanks for the feedback.

The piece was an appeal to the Linux community to do something we haven't seen elsewhere; come up with something new in a stale application category.

I'll cop to having rambled and having made the piece perhaps too personal. And hell, for being off the pure-Linux topic.

I also don't think there is anything wrong with asking a constituency (in this case, Linux Journal readers, many of whom are also developers) to come up with something new in a category that needs it.

By the way, I think you'll find upcoming column topics more on-topic.

Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal