May 13, 2004

News & Views Second…Huh?

Despite the inherent weirdness of one Blog site referring to another, we felt compelled to go ahead with this one since one of our sister companies was mentioned (incorrectly by the way).

David W.G. Voyle of Nano Tsunami refers to CMP Cientifica as a news organization. “…CMP Cientifica do their bit, but my personal feeling is that they are both more business first and news & views second.” Hmmh….okay time for some sorting out here.

It’s worth noting, at least to us, that “CMP Cientifica” is involved in our many scientific networks and initiatives with the European Commission and running the largest technical conference in Europe: TNT. It’s not involved in the news service business at all.

Cientifica, on the other hand, operates TNT Weekly, NanoIncisor, Reports, and the numerous other business conferences and information products we provide, including this Blog.

If you don’t believe there’s a difference check out our two different websites Cientifica and CMP Cientifica.

Okay, anyone could make that mistake, but “news and views second?!” If that were indeed true, maybe we wouldn’t be upsetting so many people. A quick trawl through our website (dating back to December 2000 by the way) gives you a quick indication of the kind of analysis and debunking, which seems to raise the ire of many, we have been providing for nearly four years.

Confused? Don't be. Merrill Lynch can’t tell the difference between the two varieties of Cabot (Corp and Microelectronics) and many people have problems with Merck and Merck (same family, different companies).

As far as Nano Tsunami, more power to ‘em. Keep it up. The more news the merrier. But “news and views second”, come on.

PS David, ik ben vaak weer in Mokem, bel mij als je wil ontmoeten.

Posted by Cientifica at May 13, 2004 09:16 PM | TrackBack

Firstly I would like to say how honoured I am being the subject of two top Bloggers in one week !

Howard Lovy did ask me if I minded having bits of my email posted on his Blog, and too my surprise he posted my complete email.

I do not have a problem with that, and regarding my remarks, they were meant to support my sense of bewilderment of the lack of European news OUTSIDE of the two organisations I quoted.

I can not help but wonder, where all that ( and please let there be some ) European NanoTech news goes to?

I have been running Nano Tsunami since Sept 2003 and I can count on 2 hands the number of pure European NanoTech News items.

This is then was my point….. if ANYONE has any pure European NanoTech news in any modern European language please email it to me so I can publish it.

Great as they all are, us Europeans must be doing something Nano better than the Americans, so lets start shouting about it !


p.s. please email me your phone number so we can arrange a meeting in Mokem.

Posted by: David W.G. Voyle at May 13, 2004 10:20 PM
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