Hitting the Fan 101 - a Course in When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
Have you ever had a Homer Simpson moment? You know, that moment in your life in which you ask yourself, “What was I thinking?” I am sure we have all had those moments in our life… many times… and the end result? “Doh!” So what I am talking about here? It all started peacefully enough, with one blogger explaining why they would not be reviewing a certain product. Okay, fine. Fair enough. They could not get said hardware to work, thus the review would not be very fair at all. The interesting part begins when the same person alleged that a supporter of said product issued a death threat towards them...
I'm not picking on anyone here, but since any form of text-only communication can occasionally leave even the best of us with "foot-in-mouth disease", I thought I'd post this little cautionary tale from the *Nixed blog.
WAIT! The blog was shut down, so the link won't work. Looks like it might come back up in the near future as "read-only", so I'll leave this here for a little bit. If it goes down forever, I'll remove the thread.
-signed, an embarrassed Trip