Re: [NTLK] Newton in the New York Times

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 06:38:10 PST

On 4-nov-04, at 15:21, Brian Pearce wrote:
>> Hm, if we accept lazy journalism aren't we a lazy public? And isn't a
>> lazy/uninterested public the worst thing that can happen to a society?
> I disagree that this is *always* attributable to "lazy journalism" --
> sometimes, yes, but not in the case of this most recent article. I
> think readers with no more than a passing interest in the product or
> technology are going to have about as much interest in reading about
> the incremental improvements in the MessagePad products as they would,
> say, the Palm platform, or Windows.

Incremental improvements? I think that from from the 100 to the 2x00
series there was quite a bit more than an incremental improvement.
If you consider that an incremental improvement I suppose you're still
using a 100?

To me it's like writing about Macs, only mentioning the Lisa while
ignoring the G5.

Since the level of journalism in the USA is sliding in general maybe
this isn't surprising, didn't expect this from the NYT though.

Robert Benschop

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