Friday, August 28, 2009

Wondering Where That David Pogue Post Went? The NYTPicker Changed Its Mind. Get Over It.

Remember that post we put up this morning about David Pogue and Mark Penn and the ethics of self-promotion? We took it down. Get over it.

It all started at this morning's staff meeting, when The NYTPicker got into a pretty intense argument about the post.

"Was it really fair to call out Pogue on his little book promotion in his blog?" Jack mused aloud, shortly after we'd all gotten our 11:00 a.m. Starbucks orders filled, and gathered in the conference room to discuss our latest new ideas. "It seemed more like a nod than a commercial. No big deal."

"Didn't even have a hyperlink!" Sharon chimed in. Good point.

So we agreed. We made a mistake. Yeah, we know it's cached somewhere and whatever. But we're gonna withdraw it from circulation. We changed our mind. It happens.

But be warned. We're watching you, Mr. Pogue. And not just because you're so funny.


Anonymous said...

Which one of you wrote the Bruni item? I bet it was Sharon!

Anonymous said...

Is Jack dating anyone?

Anonymous said...

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

This isn't the only one that disappeared. You had some long race-card-playing piece about the genetic backgrounds of the reviewers. But that's gone now too.

Anonymous said...

How many of you are there? More info, please.

Anonymous said...

But Pogue isn't funny, and he only says what other people have said more eloquently and months before him, too.