Summary: Deletionism and self-censorship at Gartner serves the sponsor
LAST week/earlier in the week we published two posts that point out Vista 8 disdain we found in Gartner blogs. Well, guess what? Based on a reader of ours from Germany, there is a Gartner story on Heise Germany which implies deletionism without a doubt. “I found these two articles on Heise Germany,” notes the reader, “and thought they might be of interest to Techrights.
“A Gartner analyst has written a negative review on vista 8 and within two days the negative views are deleted from the article.
“A Gartner analyst has written a negative review on vista 8 and within two days the negative views are deleted from the article.”
–Anonymous“Heise.de covered the negative review here: http://www.heise.de…
“And here is Heise covering the “correction”: http://www.heise.de…
“I wonder whether these articles also get coverage on Heise UK.
“You’ll probably get the gist of these articles either directly or through some translator.”
So basically, what we learn from this is that censorship in Gartner is more widespread than we knew; analysts are not allowed their freedom of speech, perhaps because Microsoft is a large client of Gartner. Gartner’s job is to promote Vista 8, not to tell the truth. █
“Analysts sell out – that’s their business model… But they are very concerned that they never look like they are selling out, so that makes them very prickly to work with.”
–Microsoft, internal document