ZDNet journalist goes mad

Maybe he secretly wants to write about flowers or somefing

It can be hard having to write a regular opinion piece. First off, it's easy - you get all your pet hates out - but then as the weeks go by, it gets harder and harder to come up with original ideas. At some point every columnist has found himself writing a load of nonsense by mistake in the vain hope of having an interesting viewpoint (No I haven't - Ed).

This, at least, is what we hope has happened to Jesse Berst, editorial director of ZDNet AnchorDesk.

Jesse's written a piece entitled "Why I can't care about ICANN" in which he tries to build an argument for just ignoring ICANN and "reading my mail for more important news" instead. Yes, ICANN is secretive and ridiculous, but Jesse don't care about that.

Jesse man you are an IT Web-based journalist! What is wrong with you? It's like a football reporter deciding only to find out the scores of the teams he likes. It's like a traffic warden only putting tickets on blue cars.

ICANN is the ruling body of the Internet. For some ungodly reason it has the power to decide what path the Internet follows. It is a constant source of amazement to us that ICANN isn't in the news more, considering what a mess it is. We think it has something to do with the fact that no one has put out a press release on it.

Jesse, take a break. Go on holiday. Get someone else to fill in for you for a few weeks. Then come back and start again. ®

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