I heard about people getting fired because of their blog before, but getting death and sexual violence threats? That is just plain sick. We’re talking Kathy Sierra here, a tech writer btw, not some zealot activist for some extremist cause. I mean, if you would read about someone getting threats from pro-lifers after posting about a pro-choice, well, that would be understandable. Yet still not acceptable though.
We’re talking free speech here. If you don’t like what being said, either don’t listen, or deal with it in a civilised manner.
But getting death threats for writing about technology, mainly because it’s said to be boring? Euhm… WTF!?