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New Silenced by Microsoft?
By a familiar name (partially) about a familiar place...

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I Like It.
New The Two Favorite Words of Brett Glass:
"Alas" and "Gestalt". And "BSD". Three. The Three Favorite Words of Brett Glass.

"Alas", "Gestalt", "BSD", and "commercial-friendly". Four. The Four Favorite...

Bleah. :-)
Regards,

-scott anderson
New "Gestalt"? So he *is* Karsten in disguise, after all!
New Yabut..
My first copy (paid for!) of IW came sometime in '81. What Brett says here about his columns rings true - he WAS an excellent "help-desk" author - and while I can't recreate the time-line of events he details - all my dead-tree stuff long-since recycled:

This 'history' rings true enough. And a nanosecond was likely the appropriate pondering time: sue M$ and Sandy Wraith-like? about a suddenly unPopular Calyumnist? bein paid off not to make waves? How typically tawdry - the banality of Evil, always!

So does anyone want to correct my recollections - tell me his column stank? (This has zippo to do with his bizness afflictions - let him who is without sin cast the first I Quit!! This company is corrupt and I'm not taking it anymore!



Ashton
who vaguely recalls the irrelevant POS which 'replaced' Brett's column. Then later came the Approved Windoze column - and even Brian L. eventually came to bite the hand that feeeds. Just a few nibbles - haven't seen his columns in a while..
New He was a good columnist
Just a little(?) cracked about the GPL.
Regards,

-scott anderson
New His column was fine. its his memory I question.
I certainly don't think that his sole taking of credit (Nick had had similar columns), and the community was there at that point.

Add to that that a large part of the "bloat" was Merlin (Bryce wasn't there yet, right?)....

That's what galls me, is his singleminded conceit.

Addison
New Re: Silenced by Microsoft?
Given Infoworlds editorial slant at the time, I doubt Microsoft needed to do anything to get Brett removed. His not following the party line of supporting all Microsoft products and actions would have been enough put him on the list of unpopular people.

You have to remember that this was the era when IW killed their own productr popularity poll because the wrong product won.

Jay
New We remember, Jay, we remember...
J. M: You have to remember that this was the era when IW killed their own productr popularity poll because the wrong product won.
Why d'ya think we left?
   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who Remembers Fucking Everything
New Sl. revisionism?
IIRC 'we' pretty much stayed around (for the best of motives natch) harassing the McDonalds paean of otherwise occasionally-sane, Bob Lewis, twitting the hilarious Wonder Twins and generally - performing random acts of Kindness in the form of merciless skewering of the puff pieces.

Wasn't it the terminal mindlessness of Occlusion which kinda made a new home just about inescapable? And then.. what can one say about poor Sandy? whose major accomplishment is to have given every misogynist a massive new straw-woman to quote from.

Did our fulminations make the slightest difference in editorial policy overall? (not that we could have avoided trying! in any case) Quien sabe - if they might have deteriorated even faster without our 'help' (??) Naah.

But it's always fun to muck about inside the belly of the sordid beast, hoping to snare a gonad from the inside - with one o' those fishie spines?
In Vitriol Veritas, as wild uncle Harry used to say.



A.
Hey - we need a new LAM,E and maybe a Brett G. with a sense of humor?
Also - N.I.C.E. - what anyone hear from O'Connor (?) of Oz and his *nixized pizza parlors?

Nations Institute for.. Computing Excellence? was it

Hell -even daleross, Mr. if it's legal it's ethical.. I mean, Peter's just too ept to be a convincing shill. Though it may be our duty to save his immoral soul soon.

Oh well..
     Silenced by Microsoft? - (altmann) - (8)
         The Two Favorite Words of Brett Glass: - (admin) - (4)
             "Gestalt"? So he *is* Karsten in disguise, after all! -NT - (CRConrad)
             Yabut.. - (Ashton) - (2)
                 He was a good columnist - (admin)
                 His column was fine. its his memory I question. - (addison)
         Re: Silenced by Microsoft? - (JayMehaffey) - (2)
             We remember, Jay, we remember... - (CRConrad) - (1)
                 Sl. revisionism? - (Ashton)

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