[Linux-aus] Catch me while I faint, Gartner almost said something positive about Linux

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Aug 6 16:24:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 11:03:02AM +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
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> Con,
> > I wouldn't be too harsh on Gartner. I suspect the reality is that they
> > have a disparate and diverse range of researchers and skills.
> And one could say that about any industry group, company or such.

perhaps, but most other industry groups or companies have the immense 
leverage that Gartner have. That puts special onus on Gartner to be more 
accurate, more enlightened of the trends.

> > I find it ironic that we, as amateurs, often need to correct invalid
> > assumptions that they base their analyses on.
> We're not amateurs in the fields in which we correct them, or are we?

no. But we are amateurs as analysts of the IT industry. It's their day 
job, and they often get it wrong.

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