In ITJungle the IBM director with responsibility to Developerworks, Greg
Gorman says we "overreacted to the announcement and that the closures are
not a broad as they are believed"

That may be a true statement. I will counter with being alarmed at: "We
are removing half the brain of the patient" as being just as overreactive
since the brain is only a small percentage of the total body weight of the

Since that announcement I have tracked every time I use information from
that portion of Developerworks that is "being sunsetted" and it's nearly 98%
of the time. Mr. Gorman is clearly not informed of the criticality of the
information contained in that portion of the site, and clearly does not
care. IBM documentation is good. Everything is in there. It's also almost
useless when really figuring out how to do things. Hence the Developerworks
Wiki portion has become IBMs way of making things easy. Mr. Gorman
apparently does not know or care about this fundamental truth.

Put another way: How to hack off your most ardent supporters and get their
management to start looking for alternatives.

Nice play IBM.


Jim Oberholtzer

Agile Technology Architects

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