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Who Pays for the Almanac?

July 6, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing

A recent article in Business Week raises the issue of blogs and other commentaries receiving payments from corporations to say nice things about them. And in some cases, this financial “encouragement” is not disclosed by the writer.

Maybe it’s my 60s upbringing, but I don’t read anything in print or online without questioning the source, considering the motivation. And so I expect it to be natural for readers of HDTV Almanac to do the same when they read my posts here. But just to be sure, let me state where I stand.

The bottom line is that I don’t get paid for what I write here. Not a penny, not by anyone. I write these posts as a free service for anyone who chooses to read them. Yes, I hope to enhance my credentials as a display and HDTV expert. Yes, I hope it helps drive traffic to this site, so that I can make something from the various ad and affiliate links you’ll find here (which are here because I think they might be of interest or use to you). And most of all, I hope that writing these will help sell my book and other publications.

But you can count on the fact that everything I write in these posts is by my own choice, and without compensation of any sort. I take my independence and impartiality very seriously, and I hope you do too. Thanks for reading.