So what happened to

Friday, December 30, 2012

Here's where we are as we knew it for the last ten years is no more. Eventually there will be a more detailed explanation of this situation, and after that, someday, a reboot. Thanks to all of you who believed in an "old school" Internet site, advertising free, that tried to publish meaningful work without compromise.

Further update: I've added some links on the left hand side, including my site Free From Corporate America and my tumblr "Jon Reed's Miscellaneous Missives" blog where I may post short bits in the spirit of from time to time. If you're looking for my SAP market analysis site, that's You can also find me on Twitter talking enterprise, productivity and bootstrapping at @jonerp. Google Plus also if you do a search.There is also an "archive" link which will take you to my older "rantblog" and that's where the "bad ads" and "mocking ads" links lead you to also. Alas, that's only a fraction of the content that was on the site, but I'm glad to have the links here as a way of retaining some of the spirit of the enterprise.

If you're looking for some of the long-form music journalism on, that's not in the archives. All of that content is in a proprietary format and I'm going to need a lot of savvy development help to get that back online. Unfortunately the web host, XO Communications, has pulled the plug on the structure that supported They are of course indifferent to the value of the content that went offline along with it. Ironically, the commercialization of the Internet, one of the topics I railed about on, was ultimately part of its undoing. was clearly out of place in the Facebook era, but then again that makes me even more determined to raise this site out of the coding ashes someday.....someday. I'm reminded of one of my favorite sayings - the spirit of resistance is what matters; the form that resistances takes must continue to change. Thanks for reading my content all these years.

Jon Reed