February 14, 2005
Slashdot "Editor Upgrade" CONFIRMED!
"Michael Sims fired Slashdot" has been one of the
most popular Google searches to my website recently.
While I cannot determine if he was in fact fired from his Slashdot
editor position, as distinguished from any other type of departure, it
is with great pleasure that I can break the following news:
(parent company of Slashdot) page of
(http://www.ostg.com/about/editorial_bios.htm) has now been
revised and updated.
The name "Michael Sims", which
previously was present, has now been removed from the listings.
This information is objective, and can be validated by visiting the page above.
"Editor Upgrade" Confirmed!
Excuse me for a moment.
"E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down
the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN
While I hope my reaction is understandable to long-time readers,
people visiting this page from a search engine might want to read:
Michael Sims, Domain Hijacking and Moral Equivalency
Moral Equivalence and Censorware Project's hijacked domain
Bennett Haselton on Michael Sims' hijacking of censorware.org
And I didn't write any of that, and it's not from infamous flamers with axes
Unfortunately, this happens
too late for me. But who knows? Maybe I'll eventually get a
formal apology from someone at Slashdot.
have happened. Perhaps their minds are no longer closed.
By Seth Finkelstein |
posted in journo
on February 14, 2005 02:15 PM
Congrats on some long awaited vindication! Here's a link to some of the blow-by-blow as this was unfolding:
Good riddance to bad rubish! Sad as it is, slashdot editors set the stage wrt many tech advocacy issues.
Having such a wanton and mealy mouthed jerk in that position of influence was intolerable.
I just found out about Michael getting canned today and it is indeed great news. I had a feeling that when Michael got his own section (Politics) that bad things would happen to him.
The greatest thing is knowing how bitter he is that he will never, ever have such a large audience to spew his bile.
Remember - the best revenge is a life well lived.
Of course, part of living well is seeing abusers of trust and betrayers of friends get their ass handed to them.
It what you call *real* slashdot karma.
Thanks for the kind words.
But note, as far as I know, these events had nothing to do with the domain-hijack of Censorware Project, or the attacks on me. Slashdot _de facto_ backed Michael Sims through everything he did there, per above.
Practically, I can't ever "live well" with regard to free-speech activism, and that's a shame. :-(
wow. the amazing thing here is how small the fulltime staff at slashdot has shrunk -- apparently the business model is not working. When I was on the sourceforge side there were three times that many full-time editors. I'm guessing Sims was canned for financial reasons.
I never did like the tone or quality of Michael's posts. They always seemed a bit too self aggrandizing. R