Since 1979, Jerry Pournelle had written the Chaos Manor column for BYTE magazine, even making the transition from print to electronic-only editions. Those days are no more. For reasons known only to CMP Media LLC editorial staff, CMP Media decided to drastically reduce the amount they were willing to pay Dr. Pournelle for his column, so he has started Chaos Manor Reviews as the outlet for his computer columns.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Pournelle (Jerry), he has been at various times:
Jerry has lived the computer revolution (his first computer, Ezekiel, is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution), so even when you disagree with him (as I do occasionally), he is always worth listening to.
Chaos Manor Reviews is an experiment in running a column much like BYTE's Chaos Manor on-line in the subscriber model like U.S. Public Radio stations. IMHO, it will be well worth your time to check out Chaos Manor Reviews, and to subscribe if you like what you see (as I suspect many of you will).
I'm just a subscriber at Chaos Manor Reviews (not an FoJ (friend of Jerry's) or a shill), but Jerry's column has been a part of my professional life since I got out of college in 1979. From what I can tell, the guy knows what he is talking about, which makes him worth your time to read.