Why the IT Skeptic site exists
Since the IT Skeptic is banging on about transparency, I thought a disclosure of this site's motivations might be in order. There is an agenda here which, whilst not hidden, has not been discussed.
I want to be an internet entrepreneur. In the past 18 months I have been on a tremendous learning curve to acquire all the social, business and technical knowledge and skills required to do this.
This site is in fact a learning experiment for me, a sandbox, a pilot. Or at any rate that is how it started out: to get my views out there and to learn how to build and run a blog in the process.
Along the way this site has acquired considerably more momentum than I anticipated. It has become more work and responsibility than I planned. In return it has taught me a lot more than I imagined, introduced me to lots of people, opened several unexpected avenues for me, and proved to be loads of fun.
So if odd things come and go on the site, things change, even .. gulp ... break occasionally, it is because I am experimenting, learning, getting ready for That Which Comes After, various sites which are aggressively commercial.
Sorry if that makes you feel like guinea pigs. But you are. If it is any compensation so am I - I'm part of the experiment - and I'm the one running the treadmill.
Many thanks to everyone who has participated so far. I hope you get as much benefit from the site as I do - I certainly strive to make it so.