GAVINS BLOG -- Interesting comments have percolated onto Gavin Sheridan's blog after he announced receipt of a demand for retraction of comments he made concerning John Gray. Ho hum -- these solicitors letters are as simple to generate as cranking out a Word document. Or in Gray's case, use a well-oiled Word Perfect macro to make it look like a legacy item. Gray diminishes his legacy by being overly-sensitive to the academic credibility of his doctoral work. Anyone inside the halls of academia has an opinion about the pedigree afforded by parchment. A lot of future employability depends on where you studied. And if you followed the path of less rigor, you invite community skepticism. That backlash could affect speaking fees and book sales.
Gavin Sheridan -- "My blog has been threatened with legal action"
Chris Gulker -- "Diploma mills"
Dave Winer -- "About John Gray and his PhD"