hitchhiker - 6:22 am on Jun 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
None of us know him, we only know his work as Webspam's PR guy. In that regard:
I *like to think* he's on the right side of things, but his hands are tied (a wild guess, based on the fact that I once really appreciated his input, style and commentary). That said he's 'head of Webspam' so some of these decisions must be his...
If you look back a year ago, it was mainly just horribly ugly trolling. Now it's different, it's got more of a reasonable voice - and it's all aimed near him (because there's nowhere else to aim it).
All we can hope is that the screaming from SMEs forces them to reconsider the whole thing.
This feels and sounds like the precursors evident before the collapse of things like aol, gateway, netscape, palm, atari and others. That may be enough to warrant a 180'.