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Gartner Survey: IE only. Nice work

I don’t need to say much; I will leave it to my favorite Smalltalk blogger. He doesn’t like analysts, doesn’t reply to comments from them, but he is consistently aggressive and pretty funny. So over to Mr Robertson’s latest post

Those funny guys at Gartner sent me a link to a survey they wanted me to take. I figured it couldn’t hurt, so I clicked the link. Here’s what I got in Firefox:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error ‘80040e10’

[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Too few parameters. Expected 1.

/survey/Include/SurveyUtility_inc.asp, line 307

So I tried it in IE, and it worked fine

James evidently doesn’t always join his own dots though; Gartner was just taking its own advice, as spoken to in his entry on “mumbling nonsense.”

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  1. I saw nothing in this weblog that this guy doesn’t like analysts. I saw that this guy doesn’t like Gartner. No wonders, they are generally incompetent, over priced, they make reports with the technical accuracy of a 2 year old and, they stopped trying to hide the fact they get payed for the direction of the opinions they report.
    You’re an analyst and, the only resemblance I see between you and Gartner is the job name and, I don’t think anyone can question analyst’s work using as an example a company that is the lowest point your activity can get

  2. What Jaime said. I don’t like incompetent analysts who consistently give stupid advice, and who don’t understand the industry they allegedly follow. That would describe Gartner, but it doesn’t describe all analysts.

  3. James, Check this blog for a reality check on analysts, and Gartner in particular 🙂

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