Sometimes poor technology journalism really drives me nuts. Take this News.com story about Red Hat’s new CTO for example. It contains this brilliant sentence: “Because Linux is such a technology-focused product, chief technology officers at Linux companies typically wield a great deal of influence over product direction and strategy.” Aren’t all software products, especially operating systems, techology focused? The writer also places the word “compiler” in quotation marks, as though that’s just a name that he made up for that type of software. Can you imagine reading a sentence that reads: “Microsoft develops “word processor” software”?