Archive for August, 2014

Read Andy Oram’s Article “Does Network Neutrality Really Matter?” Please.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

I don’t usually write a blog post just to say “go read this other person’s blog post”, but some cases are worth an exception. Andy Oram’s recent post at O’Reilly Radar Does net neutrality really matter? is a must-read if you think you know where you stand on network neutrality. The million comments received by […]

Quick update on the Craig Shirley affair: NYT Public Editor agrees Rick Perlstein was smeared.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

A quick update for those who’ve seen my previous post (and followup) about the false charges of plagiarism levied by Craig Shirley against historian Rick Perlstein: The New York Times Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, agrees that Rick Perlstein was unfairly swift-boated here, and that the NYT contributed to the problem. See her post today: “Was […]

The Craig Shirley / CIA / Wikipedia Mystery.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Update (2015-08-26): The claim of CIA employment has since been restored to Craig Shirley’s Wikipedia page, this time with a citation pointing to… itself as the source! I discuss this in more detail in the Wikipedia Talk page for the Craig Shirley article. (That link is to a specific version of the Talk page, […]

According to Craig Shirley, Your Choices are Plagiarism or Amnesia.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

So, a friend of mine just got accused very publicly of plagiarism by author Craig Shirley. The charge is completely bogus, and note that I have carefully arranged the above phrasing so as not to cause the Internet’s search engines to add any weight to the charge merely from my mentioning it here. You can’t […]