A very irresponsible journalist, Paul Boutin, wrote a whole story in the Industry Standard which appears to me made up from whole cloth.
He is attributing, to me, a comment posted by an anonymous poster.
I am not using Google Apps, I did not write the comment in question, basically none of the things that Boutin said I did are true.
A part of the problem is the design of my discussion groups, which look too much like the main Joel on Software site. A part of the problem is unregistered, anonymous posters... that will be turned off immediately. Another part of the problem is The New Tech Journalism, which will have to remain a rant for another day.
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