Summary: Our plan for the coming week and why we’ve covered a lot of Microsoft over the past week
FOR THOSE who wonder why we mostly focus on Microsoft, this is a preference of convenience, as taking one topic at the time enables a more organised and consistent coverage, addressing one topic at the time, however thoroughly. We refer to it as “Cablegate” and not “Wikileaks” because Wikileaks is the key publisher; it is not, however, the actual source of the information. Cablegate is treated by us not as borderline illegal but as a matter of public interest; it’s taxpayers who paid for all those cables to be written and affect their lives profoundly. They have the right to know what those whom they fund are doing behind closed doors. There are many mirrors out there with exactly the same material; we’re not quite the exception, but we focus on subjects that we understand better and can help our future posts about new events.
As always, those who wish to help us research cables are advised to join us at the IRC channels, which also support anonymity. Journalists tend to prefer to mail us with enquiries, but then they miss the collective of brains we have here in this Web site. Thanks to some increased publicity we’ve received more than our average quarter of a million hits per day (excepting Varnish) and the site has new subscribers. Public interest keeps us strong and motivated. █