At the Hadrian Hotel

At the Hadrian Hotel

Monday, March 26, 2007

This is insane!

Kathy Sierra was supposed to be presenting a tutorial and keynote at this year's O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference. When we got here, there was a notice that her tutorial was cancelled. She spells out the reasons in this blog entry (*not* kid-safe!):

Creating Passionate Users: Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech" (why I cancelled my ETech presentations)

The type of behavior Kathy talks about is disturbing, to say the least. While I believe in the freedom of speech, I personally don't include this type of threating speech among that which deserves to be protected. I wish Kathy well, and I hope that she can some day once again feel safe enough to appear in public.

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