Um, I agree 100% with the quote, and given what Ken has said, I’m sure he agrees in part..
I think it’s a fallacy to say ‘it’s not a very good article’ simply because it has bad things to say about Sierra- if the shoe fits, wear it. Plus, it’s not ssaying these things about old SIerra, but of Sierra as it has become- a brand name. hence the metaphor ‘a living death’, which I think that fits Sierra as it is today perfectly- alive in the sense of existing as a brand name company, but dead in the same sense- it may be a brand name, but it’s wholly owned by a parent company and doesn’t produce the old kinds of games. Hence, it’s alive, but for all intents and purposes dead, i.e. a living death.