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Dewey Defeats Truman!

I have no problem with competition. I think it's good for Microsoft, VMware, Cisco and AT&T. It's just as good, and healthy, for IT publications. I do have a problem, however, with publications that either a) Outright lie, or b) Are woefully ignorant, and don't check facts before they publish something.

That has happened with a competitor of ours. Virtualization Journal has announced a print magazine, that allegedly debuted today at JavaOne, a conference in San Francisco. Here's the critical part of their announcement:

"And now it will be available in print, on newsstands worldwide, as the first and only print publication serving Virtualization markets."

Hmmm. Let's see, our print magazine debuted in March. Theirs debuted in May. March, last I checked, is earlier than May. And our magazine is also in print. That would mean that their magazine is not the only print mag in existence covering virtualization. And not the first, either.

Welcome to the party, Virualization Journal folks. There's room for others here. Just try to be more careful when you make such bold claims. Doing a little homework on the competition wouldn't hurt, either.

Posted by Keith Ward on 05/06/2008 at 12:48 PM


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