Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2007 14:27 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Apple "Colleagues at my former outlet, PC World magazine, have told me that Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit abruptly today because the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs. The piece, a whimsical article titled 'Ten Things We Hate About Apple', was still in draft form when Crawford killed it. McCracken said no way and walked after Crawford refused to compromise. Apparently Crawford also told editors that product reviews in the magazine were too critical of vendors, especially ones who advertise in the magazine, and that they had to start being nicer to advertisers."
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Vogue Magazine
by fretinator on Fri 4th May 2007 14:40 UTC
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Most computer rags are there to sell products - that's why they are full of ads - just like Vogue magazine. Technology is not their main product. Reviews in these magazines are just to inform the readers of available features in these products. They are not journalism, so it doesn't surprise me that they do not want hard-hitting journalism. Most of the articles should be along the lines of "Tips 'N Tricks 4 Vista" or "Hear, Hear, the New Sound Cards are Here".


EDIT: Spelling

Edited 2007-05-04 14:51 UTC

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