Why IT magazines are worthless (updated)


Today the Harry McCracken, editor-in-chief of PC World magazine, resigned because he was unhappy with the company's new CEO pushing the magazine to be "nicer" to vendors who advertise in the magazine rather than being honest in their reviews & coverage. That pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole IT industry print media - it's all a circlefudge, everyone patting themselves on the back afraid to say anything that might upset the applecart, and I applaud Mr McCracken for standing up against it.

UPDATE: Well it turns out that maybe IDG, PC World's publisher, are trying to clean up their act because... (drum roll) they demoted the CEO and hired McCracken back again! Who'd a thunk?

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