Mars Attacks - Martin Fink versus Ben Rockwood
By ColmSmyth on Nov 18, 2004
Mary Smaragdis's blog pointed this out, but I want to say some more about this.
It's pretty awesome to see folks like Ben Rockwood speak with passion and knowledge about open-source and operating systems. Not only that, he also uses the "choice" word which is unpopular with some folks.
Ben's blog seeks to correct the errors in a none-too-auspicious initial blog entry from Martin Fink. Yes unfortunately Slashdot threads are not the only venue that sometimes attracts the vocal but technically clueless.
Actually I've just seen Martin Fink's follow-up and I'm afraid it doesn't get any better than the first entry; this time it gives folks a mail address to post information about "errors" in his original entry. Martin, the point of a blog is that you get responses in blogs (and if you add a comments feature to your blog, you'll get responses there too). The downside of blogs is that one way or another everyone gets to see the follow-ups if you write something fake, stupid or simply wrong. And expect to "engage in tit-for-tat" as you call it, because if you write pseudo-controversial and ill-founded attack articles, you can expect to have your points responded to in living colour.