I have no idea why so many people are so worked up about the minor-league dust-up between authors/bloggers Robert Scoble & Shel Israel, and Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. Is it really a big surprise that the authors of a largely anecdotal tech-centric book got beaten up during a recent presentation for not making a more data-driven case by the CTO of a highly empirical tech-centric company? Are apologies really required by anyone involved, on either side, as some nutters are demanding? I think not.
People need to get out more. A Slashdot-commenter nailed it:
…the only people interested in this particular fight are those who follow successful internet people around like pasty white guy paparazzi. Give it a rest.