These were posted over on Deirdre Saoirse Moen’s site:
First of all, can I just say…whut da fuq? As Deirdre points out, running your own site involves a bit of IT knowledge above and beyond the average Interwebz user. I don’t use the same procedure or methods she uses, but I do use Apple’s Time Machine, in addition to a few other things, including redundant on-site and off-site backups.
The point is, back up the data. And that a company like EC, even back in the early days, didn’t back up their data AND were (possibly, based on the video) doing some of their bookkeeping manually? If all that’s true…that’s just…inconceivable for a publisher.
Of course, “that word” being “publisher,” not inconceivable.
If I wrote a book and submitted it to MY publisher with this plot, they would reject it as unrealistic. “Oh, a publisher is butt-hurt and suing a book blogger? And there’s a Twitter account that claims not to be affiliated, yet they’re tweeting inside information? And the publisher has a massive tax debt, and writers and editors are claiming they’re getting slow/no payment, there were massive staff cutbacks, yet the publisher insists it’s a vast conspiracy on the part of writers to get their work back and everything’s hunky-dory in their world?”
*scratching head in confusion*
Nope. Not even ole Georgio would believe this shit. I know I sure as hell don’t.
And if anyone does have a copy of that video that Deirdre is requesting, I’d love to see it, too.
For those of you new to this mess, you can check out the tags I’ve used on this post so you can read from oldest to newest and catch up. In addition to Deirdre’s site, keep tabs on Courtney Milan, too, because she’s been doing an awesomesauce job of translating legalese into plain English in terms of the blow-by-blow filings.