A nanotech blog called TNT Log continues to attack us by reporting inaccurate versions of our writings.
Most recently, they complained about a blog entry we wrote on Indian president Kalam's call for military nanotechnology development, accusing us of "racing off into a whole nanoTsunami of unconnected technologies of dubious relevance. We particularly enjoyed the comments about making your home secure against nanobots by staying indoors and breathing filtered air."
In fact, the filtered-air comments were not ours. One of our readers posted them in the comment section of our blog -- in response to a different article which had been published four days previously.
A few months ago, TNT Log accused us of "advocating the use of Nanomedicine as a physics reference book" -- which we did not -- and further accused us of reacting to their criticism of us -- which we had not: we reacted to their baseless ridicule of Robert Freitas's work.
In response to that, CRN's Chris Phoenix repeatedly tried to contact Tim Harper (the publisher of TNT Log) and work things out constructively. So far, Harper has been "too busy" to talk -- but not, apparently, too busy to find new ways to twist our words.
We don't mind criticism, even when it's mean-spirited. But statements that are factually incorrect and defamatory are another matter altogether. Since Tim and his writers seem determined to attack us and unwilling to communicate, the best we can do is set the record straight. We hope that repeated public correction of their inaccuracies will inspire them to raise their standards of reporting.