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Monday, November 16, 2009

How believable are paid evangelists, anyway?

Many of you may know Don Dodge - he’s a start up and technology evangelist who, up until a day ago, worked for Microsoft. Apparently Don was part of the most recent round of layoffs. He was immediately snapped up by Google. Good for them.

The funny thing here is the contents of Don’s Thanks Microsoft, Hello Google post. While he’s completely entitled to his opinions, I am amazed at how quickly they changed. It really made me wonder just how much of an evangelist’s passion is determined by who signs their paycheck. As usual, Fake Steve Jobs provides analysis as only he can.

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