This just in: Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Barely worth it!
I’ve been getting quite some hits from that article on my blog in the last 24 hours. That guy seems to have a serious problem with us. It almost seems personal. Perhaps someone from Canon used to frequently beat him up in school and kick his dog or something. Even Thomas Hawk had something to say about it. Hang in there Thomas, I’m sure you’ll get your 5D Mark II eventually.
And thanks to Trent Nelson for including my blog in his Top 5 Cool Things for 2008. Don’t worry about becoming a Canon Explorer of Light, Trent. Since Michael Newler’s “departure” the program isn’t what it used to be. There’s just a lot that needs to be done but there’s a lot of internal fighting and ass kissing going on. I am one of very few people who seem to have the guts to speak my mind about issues and about what we need to do to improve. There are also a few engineers speaking up, but it’s not enough. There are plenty of people who admit to me in private about things not going well, but most of them are afraid to speak up and lose their jobs during these tough times. But the thing is, they don’t seem to understand that by doing nothing, they’re going to lose their jobs eventually anyway because of the bad company results. And it looks like those times have arrived.