Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Credentials

I've had a few thoughts about the recent Yankee Group articles rattling
around in my head for awhile now. <a href="http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?
story=20050419175709648">This Groklaw piece prompted me to ask:
Would Ms. Didio please present her credentials?

Seems she is willing
to publish articles on any number of technology-related topics, putting
forth what appears to be expert opinion. However, I am unable to find
any bio mentioning technical education or previous non-journalist jobs.
The impression that I get from digging through her hundreds of articles
is that she started as a "journalist" and nothing much has changed
since.

Information such as this doesn't help
to change my opinion any. I think it's time that we, as readers, start
holding our media outlets responsible for the quality of the articles
that they put out.

Unfortunately, just as in politics, there's a lot
that a "voice" can get away with without being held responsible.

As an
exercise in conspiracy theory, take a look at the people she's worked
with or for. You'll have your work cut out for you though. A Google
search for "Laura Didio" (with the quotes) returns 37,900 entries.