January 6th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

LJ post mortems

What is it about business downturns that people go straight into post mortems full of personal prejudices? LJ lays off some people (which tends to be very damaging in ways not usually accounted for, but that’s a different story), and not only are people talking as if LJ is already gone, but they are declaring on-line networking a stupid idea that could never make money.

Well, I’ll tell you what. First of all, the economy is bad. Second, the extended perm account sale meant ‘We don’t have the cash we want’. Third, Air America Radio didn’t die when the wingnuts were giving post mortems, nor did it later when a bitter Mike Malloy predicted it would slam into a brick wall imminently. The corpse isn’t a corpse until it’s a corpse. (And then it’s a corpse. It could happen at any time, but let’s hope not.)

Now let’s get back to our LJing. :)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

What failure!

So, Mike Malloy predicted eons ago that Air America Radio was a freight train about to slam into a brick wall, and instead it has gotten someone elected a U.S. senator.

This must be one of those brick walls or mountains with a tunnel painted on it.