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.

#22 Re:Jesse Berst on Mozilla

by Adam Lock <>

Thursday May 6th, 1999 5:32 AM

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IHMO Jesse Berst is a windbag journalist whose opinions and predictions are laughably inaccurate to say the least.

I subscribed to the "Jesse Berst Anchordesk" for over a year and during that time I never read anything that I thought had any depth or insight. In fact to me his "informed opinion" was often little more than regurgitated press releases and marketing blurb.

Needless to say I've unsubscribed. What worries me though is that unknowledgable people will believe he speaks with authority and make bad and costly decisions as a result.