To be honest with all of you, I have never, ever seen a business go from launch to meltdown as quickly as Open Source Media appears to be. Since they launched, I have only seen ONE positive analysis of their business and that came from seattlepi.com where it was simply reporting the company’s launch news in an unbiased manner. Besides that, everything else I’ve read (that wasn’t written by an OSMer) has been negative and this next link takes the damn cake.
A guy named Dennis the Peasant has been posting very negative articles since the OSM launch and finally all his readers understand why. Yesterday The Peasant posted an article that outlined in excruciating detail why he’s been saying all this, and it’s because The Peasant was an early business partner inside of Pajamas Media/OSM before he got undercut by Roger Simon and kicked out of the company. Wow, talk about a reason to be sore at the OSM guys!
[…] On April 29th I spent most of my day at a clientâ€™s. By the time I got back to my office it was mid-afternoon. I fired up the computer and started in on emails. When I got to one from one of my DTP readers, I got a jolt: It was asking for my opinion on the Pajamas Media announcement on Rogerâ€™s site from the day before. That email was the first time I had ever heard of the name Pajamas Media. I re-read the email, went to Rogerâ€™s site and read the announcement post, then went in the bathroom and threw up.
That’s a short quote from the full entry which I deem to be the must-read weblog entry of this entire week. Wow, I’m still stunned. Kenton, if you’re reading this, I think it took a lot of balls to come out and write what you did, and I commend you for standing in the face of OSM’s groupies and “editorial board members” and write the truth. You have absolutely nothing to gain from sticking your neck out like that, and you did it anyway because you knew people wanted to know what actually happened.