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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bousozoku
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2006-01-23

Since the beginning of the magazine in the 1980s, PC World has been fat because of advertising and short on articles. I never counted but I suspected that more than 60 % of the pages went to advertising.

PC Magazine often did quite obvious repayments in their big tests in the earlier days. They might gush wildly about a product, but it was another, only adequate product that would win the test.

PC World isn't literature and no one should expect it to be.

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