I don't want to get off on a rant here, but....


Technology, Programming, Complaints, etc.

Dear Information Week please just let me go

Since cancelling my free subscription Information Week can no longer afford to fact check... oh wait, they never did that before either. Their latest flub that jumped off the page at me "...Java's JSON-based..." wait, what? Java's JSON? Pretty sure that's not the case and a 2 second Google confirms, "JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format..." wow, that was hard. Of course it's not the first time, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

I've ignored the renewal emails, for months, but the quality of reporting is so low, it doesn't really shock me that they can't manage to end my subscription either. I guess correctness doesn't matter nearly as much as number of eyes on the page when you're pitching to management types.

And just to get out ahead of Information Week's next mis-statement, "The final choice of name caused confusion, giving the impression that the language was a spin-off of the Java programming language." So, no, Information Week JavaScript has nothing to do with Java. Let me know when I can expect my Researcher check in the mail.