[..] what I’m going to do in this post is try to bring some actual evidence to bear on the problem, instead of just doing the shouting match thing. You’ll see benchmarks, you’ll hear from experts, you’ll even read honest-to-God journal papers on point. There are–and this is not a joke–over 100 citations in this blog post.
There needs to be a lot more journalism (because that isn’t just a blog post) like this. A really good read. Drew had clearly made his mind up before starting to write this article, but everything he’s saying is backed up with actual facts. And then when people write in with corrections, he responds and listens.