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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Jack Losing Legitimacy with Industry

Posted by Nathaniel at 10:03 PM
GamingNot that he had much to begin with. Or any. But when the very group with which you purport to have a working alliance not only denies any relationship but also condemns your actions, I think it's a definite sign you may not be headed in the right direction professionally. Quotes here are from a letter from the NIMF, the article is found on Games Industry:
"Your commentary has included extreme hyperbole and your tactics have included personally attacking individuals for whom I have a great deal of respect... Some of the people that you have publicly criticised are not only people of integrity, but are people who have worked to improve the lives of children."

Walsh goes on to note that Thompson has been using his name in correspondence even though they have no formal relationship, creating the impression "That we condone these tactics. We do not.

"The result is that our position and reputation as a research based, non-partisan, solution-focused organisation has been jeopardised.

"Consequently, I ask that you cease using the institute's or my name in any way that would give the impression that we support your efforts." Walsh also requests that Thompson remove the link to the institute's website from his own site.
For those of you unfamiliar with our friend Jack Thompson's escapades, you can find a couple of refreshers here and here.

UPDATE: nevermind. Looks like ol Jack was just kidding.


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