Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 13, 2004 06:05 AM
On the contrary. I'm sure NewsForge is thrilled to have so many negative responses to this author's articles. As the success of Slashdot indicates, sites like these thrive on flamewars. It doesn't matter if the content is accurate or well informed, as long as it gets responses and gets readers interested and involved. Flamebait is the easiest way of achieving this.
So don't expect NewsForge to retract the article or issue and apology. If anything, exect a followup article from the author or others like him attacking some sacred cow.
BTW: Judging the quality of an article by the number of negative responses it gets is ridiculous.