Posted by READ IT on November 17, 1998 at 14:20:35:
No I haven’t read his materials and do intend to someday soon. I’ve heard they are good and I don’t doubt he has been around awhile. It’s his ego and biases that are dangerous and erroneous. No question, some of his comments and assessments are right on the mark. Some are incredibly off base. He puts down people that absolutely do have more experience than him in areas because they will not kiss his tail end. He gets very picky about little things and rips the author to shreds about them. The problem is he pretends to know it all and comments about everyone and everything even if he has only had a conversation about them, doesn’t like their southern style or whatever. That is dangerous. All in all, he has some great points, yet he trashes some that he knows nothing or little about and praises others likewise. 80-90% is right on. Some is dead wrong. Example, he puts down Jimmy Napier and Jack Miller who could eat him for lunch with their knowledge and experience. He praises others because they are his buddies. By the way, based on his fine wisdom, you are and everyone else here are just a bunch of “Cliff Clavens” and the site is without value. Someone reading his reviews would be tempted to steer clear of this site and many of the contributors. There is 100 times the value to be found at this site as there is at his and a dozen like his. That I will react to as one who has gained a great deal of value here. I will react when he ignorantly attacks this site or any of the owners. You have to admire them for not striking back - I am not one of them to make that perfectly clear. If he could do something about his incredible ego and biases, his site and observations could have a great deal more value. Unlike John Reed, I wouldn’t classify him or his materials worthless because he is pompous, egotistical and biased.