Rupert Murdoch has told us that the content from News Limited is valuable. It costs money to produce and disseminate that content.
In fact, I stopped blogging because I didn’t have the money to hire fact checkers or editors.
I also stopped blogging because I didn’t want my unedited work influencing the predominantly young population of readers that KOVTR was receiving.
In other words, I didn’t think I was qualified to be a blogger or a person of influence that other persons might take part of their formational educational constructs from.
Recent events have led me to believe that Journalists have not become any more credible than some of those that I had the misfortune to meet in the nineties.
…and if Rupert claims that those Journalists output is valuable, ergo sum, my output also has a value.
So, here I am, eight months after my final blog piece, with a new blog article.
Journalists are Gods! Daytink!
I have recently had the distressing experience of dealing with a Journalist.
You know the type, I’m a technology journo, have been for twenty years, I’ve seen everything, know everything and you can’t possibly know more than me.
It matters not one iota that the journalist has never
- set-up a global Frame Relay network, or
- created a BBS,or
- built an ISP, or
- argued with Telecom about what constitutes a connected device (modem) on the PSTN network, or
- written a billing program, or
- worked RF globally, or
- taken Telstra to Federal court three times over billing issues, or
- bounced a laser beam off the moon, (and received it back again) or
- built anInternet Exchange, or
- argued the merits of BSD memory utilisation with Kirk McKusick, or
- went bug hunting with Toni Li (C-ios 2.1) for 34 hours straight with no sleep, or
- designed the Blueprint for the worlds largest CDN network (Akamai), or
- argued with banks about online credit card billing and why it should be allowed, or
- redesigned the numbers of FR ports on a BSTDX Lucent switch.
No Journalists don’t actually have hands on experience at anything really except they have a way with words. This understanding comes from years of being edited by other journalists (usually their editors) on how to use words sharply with efficiency.
Subsequently, they are extremely proficient at character assassination.
Unfortunately, the worlds second oldest profession, don’t understand the collateral damage of their 800 words @ 55 cents per articles trashing some poor entrepreneur. They don’t realise that their measly $200 story actually was the straw nail in the coffin for the ASIC investigator scalp hunter to quantify the banning of the Entrepreneur.
Others, married to or living with stock brokers arn’t above bending the real facts all to benefit their partners ambitions of picking up a cheap public company…
Nobody in the past dared take on Journos for fear of the global Reuters/Knight (et al) associated reprisals.
Today, thanks to one small minded individual, I am declaring war on all Journalists that believe they know more than even one entrepreneur that they would write about.
My Name is Tom Koltai and I am an Entrepreneur.