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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Taking the week off

I consider Kathy Sierra (and her husband Bert Bates) good friends of mine. I've seen them quite a few times over the years at various conferences. They're some of the nicest people I've ever met and I always enjoy our conversations.

The recent death threats she's received is sick and wrong. I don't know what to say, except that I hope they find the morons that are doing this and prosecute them appropriately.

I like Scoble's idea and will be taking the week off as well. Too bad, it looks like there won't be an April Fools entry this year.

Posted in General at Mar 26 2007, 09:26:38 PM MDT 5 Comments

This is incredible and indefensible.

Posted by David Cotter on March 27, 2007 at 04:39 AM MDT #

I have jokingly called the internet, the EVILnet, for years. It is a great invention that I couldn't currently make a living without, but at the same time with the anonymity it provides, it shows how broken* many people are or act. Whether they are doing it for attention or to provoke the response that it has gotten, it is wrong. The fact that only one of the four have apologized is repulsive. I think by leaving the net she, you, and others are giving the broken people exactly what they want. The bully has pushed you off of the playground. She, you, and others should be louder. The voice of the majority of normal people should outweigh the broken ones. *Lum the Mad was the first I remember talking about how some gamers are broken when referring to how some people play games to make others miserable. Now we are seeing it in the blog scene, it's sad that some people can only build themselves up by attempting to break others down.

Posted by Brian Jordan on March 27, 2007 at 08:30 AM MDT #

I completely agree with Brian. I'm all for trying to change the behavior of the kinds of people that issued the threats against Kathy, but guess what, shutting yourself in your house, like she has done, or taking the week off, like Scoble is doing and Matt apparently wants to do, is definitely not the solution. In fact, it's more like a reward for the virtual psychological terror than anything else. I think Scoble's idea is incredibly bad and misguided. It's nice that he's thinking of Kathy, but given what has happened to her this might be just about the dumbest way to show support. After all, if people see that this sort of thing can shut down popular blogs for a week, there will probably be some nutcases who will just be encouraged to do it more often.

And besides, Matt, are you really going to let a few morons ruin your, and our, fun in making an April Fool's post this year?

Posted by Maarten on March 27, 2007 at 01:37 PM MDT #

This has made the news in the UK -

Posted by Sam on March 28, 2007 at 04:32 AM MDT #

Normally, weeks begin on a Sunday. Since April Fools Day is Sunday, April 1st, perhaps we'll be blessed with an April Fools entry?

Posted by Joe on March 30, 2007 at 07:57 AM MDT #

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