In his "A Publisher's Ethics" blog entry Blankenhorn writes "SYS-CON is one
of the most powerful computer publishing companies in the U.S. While rivals
Ziff-Davis, CMP and IDG have fallen on hard times while paying editors well
and preaching the value of ethical journalism, Kircaali has become the
industry's low cost provider. In the poverty that is 21st century computer
publishing, Kircaali's strategy has made business sense. He has delivered
large quantities of papers and low ad rates."
He is correct in identifying SYS-CON as one of the most powerful technology
media companies in the world. However, this man misses the point on SYS-CON's
success entirely and accuses the company of a lack of ethical journalism. How
can "lack of ethics" make the world's leading tech media company also the
most powerful one? SYS-CON's unmatched success lies on the principles of
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