Today a new voice joined the Portland-area tech/startup news scene: the Silicon Lumberjack.
I think it’s a voice that needs to be heard. Bad news isn’t popular, and critique of pet projects that fail often ruffles feathers. I received quite a bit of grief when I expressed displeasure at the ThrivePDX effort for example. Everyone jumped all over me in comments here and on Twitter, but the event (and the whole effort with the indie techies and SAO) failed in a big way.
Ideally we can have open, honest discussion about not just successes but also failures. And in the spirit of openness and honesty, I’d like to ask the author of the Silicon Lumberjack to identify him or herself. Please don’t be that passive-agressive stereotype.