Rocker Trent Reznor is angry with CNET News.com.
On Monday afternoon, the leader of the band Nine Inch Nails posted a blog at NIN.com and accused me of misquoting him in a question-and-answer interview titled: "Trent Reznor: Why won't people pay $5." He suggests in his post that he did not make statements supporting a music tax on ISPs that appeared in the January 10 article. He also implies that CNET had some kind of hidden agenda when he writes in his post that the story was "written before I was involved."
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I ended my recent posting on Ethernet connections in a hotel room not being secure with "You don't read PC magazine for mutual fund advice, and you shouldn't read the Wall Street Journal for computer advice." The Cranky Geeks did a show earlier this month about technology journalism that made some interesting points along the same line.
The show is hosted by John C. Dvorak, the guests were John Markoff, Gregg Zachary and Sebastian Rupley. The show ran 30 minutes, I found the first half more interesting than the second, your mileage may vary.
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Please allow me to indulge in a little self-promotion on behalf of my employer, which issues me paychecks that keep me in beer and high-definition sports channels.
If you're on the show floor this week at Macworld, head over to booth No. 4810 in the West Hall of the Moscone Center and say hi to CNET's cadre of Apple writers and editors. I'll be there this afternoon from 4 p.m. until 4:03 p.m. closing time, so stop by if you've always wanted to say hello, or if you've been waiting for months … Read more