As requested

Subject: As requested
From: Greg Kushmerek <gkushmer -at- JADE -dot- TUFTS -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1993 14:07:58 EDT

I received only positive responses on email, so here is:


From: as789 -at- cleveland -dot- Freenet -dot- Edu (Francisco J. Diaz)
Newsgroups: comp.os.os2.misc
Subject: OS2 bad reviews
Date: 24 Jun 1993 13:19:12 GMT
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Message from William F. Zachman concerning his monthly columns in a variety
of computer magazines publisehd by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company:


#: 210070 S10/Views:Zachmann [E]
04-Jul-92 11:29:48
Sb: #Independence Declaration
Fm: William F. Zachmann 72241,43
To: All

I can think of no better occasion than the Fourth of July to declare
independence from those who would dictate the content of what I write.
Over the past several months, I have been repeatedly subject to what
I feel to be inappropriate and improper pressure from PC Week in
regard to my views on Microsoft and Windows, IBM and OS/2.

I had hoped that this was a temporary aberration that would soon be
corrected. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. I have
therefore sent notice to the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company that I do
not intend to renew my agreement with them when its current term
expires at the end of September.

I believe that Mr. William Ziff, Jr. is genuinely committed to
editorial integrity and independence. Unfortunately, I think Mr.
Ziff is being ill-served by some of his employees who do not share
that commitment. I am concerned that the regretable tendency to shape
editorial content to please a major advertiser (Microsoft in this
case) which I have noted in some competing publications is being
imported into the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company.

If you share my concern, you may want to write to Mr. William Ziff,
Jr., Ziff Davis Communications, One Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
and let him know what you think. Please feel free to repost this
messages elsewhere if you wish.

William F. Zachmann

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