Rick Smith <smith @
>Yes, Win Schwartau is a marketing guy for Sidewinder. It would be
>far weirder if he hadn't written glowing words about it. I haven't
>read the article myself and I don't know the process by which Win
>collects his information. Sure he tends to exaggerate and to put down
>perceived competitors: he's a marketing guy. 'Nuff said.
What's annoying then, is not that Winn wrote a favorable article about
Sidewinder (I'm used to marketing pitches in magazines now and there's
sometimes valid information to be gleaned from them), but that he is listed
as "Winn Schwartau (p00506 @
com) is executive director of Inter.Pact
Inc., and information security consulting firm in Seminole, Fla. He is also
author of 'Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway'".
I don't dispute that Winn may be executive director of Inter.Pact, but I
*do* find it annoying that if he is really a marketing guy for Sidewinder,
that Internet World readers are not informed of this fact. I have CC'd the
editor of Internet World, and ask him politely to comment on this seemingly
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