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.