Do you know the definition of Chutzpah? It's taking a magazine, destroying its content and quality, canceling it without warning and then saying that it's someone else's fault. Sys-Con is like an alcoholic who just can't admit they have a problem. Their latest insult to our intelligence is to try and salve our wounds by offering us a free subscription to one of their front-end technology magazines in place of their now canceled back-end technology magazine. All 17,600 subscribers to ColdFusion Developers Journal (probably 7,600 paid subscribers and 10,000 free ones) are going to get a year's subscription to either Flex Developer's Journal or Silverlight Developer's Journal.
But wait, this is not a year's subscription to a print magazine. No, that would be something akin to admitting that they've done wrong. What they're offering is a year's digital subscription to their magazine. That's right, you get the front-end technology magazine of your choice in digital format in place of the back-end technology magazine that you expected. And because Flex, Silverlight and ColdFusion are all so similar in Sys-Con's minds, they can repeat the canard that ColdFusion is dying. Of course, this is not true despite their best efforts.
Do they have any clue what these technologies are? Let me try to explain it to them in simple terms:
- Ug want to make computer do work
- Ug write back-end program to do work
- Ug need to make program look nice for big boss who give Ug pretty stones
- Ug uses pretty front-end technology to talk to back-end technology
- Front-end technology look nice to boss
- Boss not know what Ug do on back end. Boss see pretty pictures
- Ug know difference between front-end and back-end
- Ug laughs his caveman ass off for knowing what big publishing company not know
- Big publishing company send Ug magazines Ug not want
- Ug have supply of toilet paper
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