In Criticism of the JofA


I remember the good ol’ days when the JofA published insightful articles like “A Shopper’s Guide to Accounting Software” (Feb.95, page 37), which criticized high-end accounting packages. But these days the JofA is just another cheap rag out there touting its advertisers.

“The 10 Commandments of Mutual Fund Investing” (JofA, Aug.99, page 20) could have been written by an eighth grader, and “How to Select the Right Accounting Software” (Aug.99, page 61) makes the JofA sound like it’s the Will Rogers of the accounting profession—“I’ve never seen a software package I didn’t like.”

The way the JofA’s gone to the pits—you might as well hire Tina Brown to be its editor.

David A. Simon, CPA
Oakland, California

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