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EMail The other CMS package the author The clincher was: “Yet even if QUE does mention is Drupal. The story of the meets all my e-reader requirements, will White House using Drupal was good. it suffer the Betamax fate—a superior But then it got funny when the author product that couldn’t win sufficient made reference to Mr. [Rob] Klause market share?” Now, how can the author joining Siteworx, which offers (what a (who does not even have his own unit to coincidence) services to help companies conduct empirical testing on) claim this “build strong web and mobile presences.” product is “superior”? My take: This was not an article about Ms. Manafy: Last week I was reading using Open Source CMS to improve an article on a different magazine government websites’ efficiency at a analyzing how the implosion in the lower cost. This article came out as a puff advertising business model is forcing EDITORIAL INDISCRETIONS? piece for both companies. It’s clear the publishers to re-evaluate the height author did little original work beyond (and even the existence) of the vaulted Ms. Manafy: repurposing content and quotes provided “Chinese Wall.” We all need to pay the My name is Jose C. Lacal and I’ve by both companies. mortgage, that’s fair. And businesses are received your magazine for a couple It was past midnight, and I got a really not evil (I have had a few myself). of years now. Very informative, and I bad taste in my mouth after reading the But when reputable industry magazines usually enjoy reading it over late snacks. article. Then I read the article on page 29 start passing thinly veiled PR puff for But I’m troubled by a pattern I noticed in (“How New Is QUE?”) and that led me to “articles” then those magazines may find the July/August issue. Reading the spend my time at this hour sending you themselves in deeper trouble. Readers do magazine tonight I sense a crumbling of this message. notice what is real content vs. rehashed PR. the (often touted, not sure how real) Mr. Boeri readily admits he has not “Chinese Wall” between editorial and ad even used the thing (“I’m still waiting to Jose C. Lacal sales. Let me explain: get one”); can’t tell when he’ll see one Open Personalized Health Informatics Page 18, “Managing Content and (“delivery has been delayed until (“OpenPHI”) is Cost: Government Agencies Opening Up summer”), but he talked to the www.OpenPHI.com to Open Source”: The author [Marji manufacturer’s rep and he “learned McClure] makes reference to DotNetNuke enough to be willing to wait.” What, is Jose, way too many times, without even this rep’s “distortion field” stronger than Thank you so much for reading and mentioning the myriad other Open Source Steve Jobs’? for taking the time to write. CMS packages available out there That did not sound good. But Mr. I don’t have staff writers, as you may (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/list_of_cont Boeri then pressed o
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