Completely agree. If this mystery writer is indeed working on a story, the only way I can see them getting "scooped" is by someone else deciding that mystery writer doesn't exist, and doing their own piece. Frankly, I'm fine with either one. The only truly bad outcome is that nothing gets written. People have argued that an article is meaningless, adds nothing to this thread, stop obsessing/whining, etc.
To which I'd again say that an article in any decent running magazine gets far more eyeballs than a thread on letsrun, a single coherent piece would be far more readable than the 128 pages of this thread, and that this thread has dissappeared in the past, and may again in the future. The only one who really benefits by the story not being told is Kip, so why not put on the conspiracy theories to rest and name the writer?
About a month ago kirkaz posted (bottom of page 99):
"I've tried to ask Clarkston Kent how much longer, and i've told you what the hold up is right now
1)the writer is on business trip
Quite a business trip by now. And if Kip chose to not talk to this writer for the last several months, waiting more will help how? What's the latest reason for the hold-up?