Downvote away, you know you're going to want to.
1. Why the **** are you giving Ted Dzuiba any more credence as a tech writer than he deserves (which is none)?
(Yes, he doesn't like Node.js and he doesn't have to use it. For the rest of us, it's a tool to be used, should you wish to do so, and it carries up and down sides like everything else. For anything that's intended to service long-life connections, it's not really a bad solution. At least you can actually achieve such things in Node.js rather than trying to do it based on Apache/PHP if you have *any* plans about scalability)