UPDATE: I just rieceived this from Sam:
“just to let you know my blog is alive at typepad. I am not sure why but the account has also been paid and is upto date?”
It looks like whatever happened was a temporary glitch in the system somewhere.
I’ve just heard from Sam that his Six Apart TypePad account appears to have been removed – rendering him unable to update his personal blog. Six Apart are of course the organizers of the conference and Loic Le Meur is the Executive Vice President & General Manager Europe of the company.
It has not yet been verified with Six Apart that Sethi’s account has indeed been removed/suspended, but it certainly looks that way. Upon entering his normal username and password the system doesn’t appear to recognize his account.
If this is indeed true, that’s a pretty poor show on Six Apart’s count and raises all sorts of issues about impartiality and independence of their publishing platform.
Watch this space.
UPDATE: The latest I have from Jane Anderson (who look after press @ Six Apart) is:
“Sam Sethi’s blog is up, active and not in any sort of suspended state.”