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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One source is never enough
by Laurence on Fri 4th May 2007 16:01 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Reviews are always going to be a subjective account of a personal experience - that why whenever i look into buying a new product i check at least two sources to see how the product fairs on average.

Even the most reliable publications / sites get it wrong from time to time so anyone who takes PC World Magazine as gospal is going to get burnt occationally.

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RE: One source is never enough
by kaiwai on Sat 5th May 2007 05:29 in reply to "One source is never enough"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Reviews are always going to be a subjective account of a personal experience - that why whenever i look into buying a new product i check at least two sources to see how the product fairs on average.


True, I remember hearing people complain about a product on a forum - "I'm never going to purchase zyx from ayz again!".

When I helped them work through the problem they had, it had nothign to do with their hardware and everything to do with their computer/operating system setup.

Hence one has to take these reviews with several buckets of salt - the outcome of it can be affected by a number of circumstances which seems that most people ignore.

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