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PC World’s ‘Hate’ and ‘Love’ Apple Stories

PC World has published the “10 Things We Hate/Love About Apple Stories” that led to editor Harry McCracken’s resignation last week. They also published a short introduction to the two pieces that mentions the dispute, but explains nothing.

The articles are exactly what you think they are: insipid crap. (E.g. #2 on the hate list is that Apple is too secretive about upcoming plans, and #8 is the 1998 round hockey puck mouse.) I’m more convinced than ever that the dispute between McCracken and Colin Crawford was about editorial authority, not anything specific to these articles.

Monday, 7 May 2007