When I gave a talk with Andy at South by Southwest I jokingly made reference to the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory. After reading Kathy Sierra’s last post, that joke isn’t funny anymore.
I just want to add my voice to the chorus of right-minded people who find this situation unacceptable. I wish there was some way I could channel my anger into something that would help. In the meantime, I can only echo Tim Bray’s call:
Anyone who is remotely connected with the people doing this needs to dig that story up and tell the community.
There will be a reckoning (and I don’t mean that in some wishy-washy karmic afterlife way).