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Weblog:   Orlowski Slams O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Subject:   I'm afraid I agree 110% with Mr. Orlowski
Date:   2003-04-23 12:55:13
From:   anonymous2
The O'Reilly conference fliers always leave me with the impression of an overprice cheerleading tourney.


Instead of practical endeavours -- the past hallmark of O'Reilly books -- recent years have been too faddish, too dot-com. Wasn't there once a Journal Of Linux Technoology during the 1999 Linux hype? I believe the "journal" lasted for one issue.


Recently we've seen MP3s, the Human Genomics project, webblogs, and SETI -- both hyped in general news media and at O'Reilly. Surely O'Reilly can do business as it sees fit -- but neither company nor its proprietor should complain when the market shifts from acceptance of experimentalism to weary groans.


All the best.


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