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About Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch has written for many leading industry publications and sites over the years including PC Magazine, ExtremeTech, Computer Gaming World, Windows Sources, Salon, MSNBC, Forbes and many others.

Jim also has extensive background in online community management. He’s served as community manager for ZiffNet, ZDNet, PCMag, ExtremeTech, The FamilyEducation Network, and MSN Games.

Jim has also produces the daily open source news roundup, as well as tips and he’s also an answers expert for ITworld.

He also writes Technology Tips & Tweaks, Linux Tips, Eye On Linux, and Desktop Linux Reviews.

Jim is available for freelance writing assignments, community management consulting, and miscellaneous web editorial work. To hire him please send him an email with information about your assignment.

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3 Responses to About Jim Lynch

  1. Milt Walker on May 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Hi, Jim — Just a short blast of encouragement. You do very fine work and the effort and skill shows…reminds me some of Joe Barr, whom I thought very much of. He talked me into writing a piece for one of the publications he did submissions for, and I never worked so hard for three weeks in my life!! Keep up the good work and we will keep reading with enjoyment:-) — Milt Walker, Houston, TX

    • Jim Lynch on May 2, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks, Milt. I do appreciate your kind comments. :)

  2. Dr. Anthony J. Lomenzo on March 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    The Timothy Treadwell documentary recently made the rounds on satellite TV [February, 2014] and after I saw it, I then saw your comment on Treadwell of 9 October 2003. You clearly didn’t pull any punches in your comment(s) and said exactly what you felt about the matter ==but== I would be hard pressed to make any serious argument(s) against your findings and conclusions. I in fact totally agree.

    The film also gives a rather clear picture at least to any totally objective viewer that something was not quite right with Tim Treadwell and, indeed, such personalities [** recall Treadwell commenting on film how the bear left her fresh scat as a "present" for Treadwell which he palpates almost as if he had located the Holy Grail in some B-movie adventure and other, which is to say, 'many' other times in the videos where Treadwell's camera comments were, to put it as diplomatically as possible, highly questionable or, put frankly, off the wall.

    His profanity laced and overly repetitive "F-U" enraged tirade to the Park Service, IMO, said more about Treadwell than the filmed, shall we say, Treadwell 'episode' [! -- think about that one] did about his rage and resentment on being issued tickets by the Park Service for in fact, and among other things, pestering the wild life in Treadwell’s efforts to, at least in his mind anyway, allegedly communicate and somehow relate to the bears. Anyway, such personalities are very often characterized by others as “different” , “eccentric”, “well meaning and harmless”, “doing their thing to the beat of a different drummer” [shades of Chris McCandless and "Into The Wild" ...] and other assorted bromides for what is just as often characterized as being a self-delusional kook.

    In the end, Treadwell honestly believed that he was the ultimate protector of the bears but, more so, he very wrongly believed that he himself was de facto protected ‘from’ them and indeed protected ‘by’ the bears supposed and assumed inner understanding [!?] that Treadwell was their protector and friend and thus the fatal delusion that he was, and quite unlike all others of the human species, beyond violent harm from his self-named “friends” of the wild.

    In effect, Treadwell came to firmly believe that he [and apparently he alone] understood the bears and the bears supposedly understood him and Treadwell’s “protective” motives and sort of an agreed peaceful co-existence. Big mistake. Indeed, these kinds of conclusions can become “iffy” at best when dealing with humans much less conjuring and applying human understanding traits to large animals of the wild. Or to those who muse how if an elephant can be tamed or a horse domesticated for either sport or work, hey, why not a bear!

    Yet a “trained from birth and domesticated” so-termed “Hollywood bear” turned on its owner/trainer in 2013 and killed him with a bite to the head. You were correct, Jim, the ONLY bottom line result in the Treadwell matter was two dead humans and two dead bears.

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