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LXer 01-22-2009 03:00 PM

LXer: Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!
 
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I've not ranted very much about this in the past because I'm chicken-- I'm afraid that if I start pointing fingers at the shortcomings of other journalists and tech writers, they will poke back at me. But there comes a time when a person has to grow a spine and start pointing. So I am pointing at all the alleged journalists, reporters, and so-called analysts who write about Linux and FOSS when they don't know one single blinking thing about it. What is it with people? It's shameful enough to spend years on the same beat without broadening their knowledge the slightest bit, and it's worse when they pontificate as though they actually know something.

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