Jesse Berst on Mozilla

Tuesday May 4th, 1999

Jesse Berst has an article on Open Source, in which he devotes a sentence to Mozilla. However, his thoughts seem to have come directly from Jamie Zawinski (like the thoughts of so many other journalists recently).

If you have the inclination, pick up a copy of "Breaking The News: How The Media Undermine American Democracy" for an interesting take on why American journalism has gone so wrong. Many of the ideas in the book can easily be applied to the tech journalism industry as well.

Thanks to Aleks Zawisza for the news.

#20 Re:Jesse Berst on Mozilla

by Aleks Zawisza <>

Wednesday May 5th, 1999 11:03 AM

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If you read Anchordesk often, you probably noticed that every now and then, Jesse Berst says something like "I predicted this last year" and he puts a link to a story where he "predicted" this or that.

Well, the reason all his "predictions" come true is because he carefully manages to predict contradicting events.

He predicted the failure of Microsoft, and he predicted the success of Microsoft. He prediced that Mozilla will turn out great, and he's just predicted that it will fail. He's the kind of flip-flopping.

Of course if you do that you can later link to your particular side of a prediction and say "look, I said this would happen", and just forget about the time you took the opposite stance.

Don't worry, if he's posting anti-Mozilla opinions now, you can be *sure* that he will be posting pro-Mozilla stuff later.

He always does.