Dan Lyons has admitted that he's not perfect. But we already knew that. What I like most in his mea culpa is the humanity of it. It's hard to be a journalist. It's easier to be a blogger, because the stakes are lower. But to be a journalist for Forbes, the cost of getting something wrong is relatively high.
Dan took an aggressive line on SCO, originally in its favor and often against those who thought it had a specious case. At times he was wrong, as he says:
Others in that highly partisan crowd have suggested that I wanted SCO to win, and even that I was paid off by SCO or Microsoft. Of course that's not true. I've told these folks it's not true. Hasn't stopped them.… Read more