I am happy to report that the little dust-up between Shelley Batts and Wiley has ended peacefully. Wiley has apologized for their rather heavy-handed treatment of the matter. When I read the good news over at Shelley’s blog, I had a number of reactions. Happily Rob Knop has saved me the trouble of having to write them down.
So congratulations to Shelley for weathering the storm and emerging victorious, and an extra loud “Boo! Hiss!” to the blogger who criticized her for caving to Wiley’s pressure by taking down the disputed graphics. It’s easy to talk tough when you’re not the impoverished graduate student threatened with a lawsuit from a big corporation. Sometimes you have to pick your fights in life, and this was definitely not the time to go to court.