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Smart Like Streetcar on My Steven Levy Criticism

Smart Like Streetcar:

Instead of castrating Steven Levy, Mac pundits should be celebrating him.

Mac blogs should have analyzed the questions (blockquote below) he asked Gates before accusing him of mollycoddling. How can they say he was ineffective? He’s constantly pressing Gates, pumping him for info, pissing him off, but never making Microsoft’s founder so angry that he shuts him down. It’s the razor’s edge, a thing of beauty.

No argument from me that it was a great interview overall; Gates gave dozens of interviews during the Vista launch, and Levy’s was by far the most engaging. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have asked Gates for a source for his security claim.

Saturday, 24 February 2007