After Walt Mossberg and David Pogue: Waiting for the Next Great Technology Critic

Pinky and the Brain

Should the Journal and Times replace their soon to be departing tech review and gadget gurus, Walt Mossberg and David Pogue?  Perhaps this is all just a ploy by Bob Cringely to pull a ‘Pinky and the Brain‘ and take over the world!  Narf!

Both the Journal and the Times are looking to replace the positions held by Mossberg and Pogue. The Journal’s global technology editor, Jonathan Krim, wrote in an e-mail that the paper is “actively talking to candidates” to replace Mossberg as a regular gadget reviewer, and that it “intend[s] to give a lot of visibility to personal tech reviews and news.” The Times did not respond to a request for a comment, but it is currently evaluating replacements for Pogue. They would both do well to reconsider what, precisely, it now means to review “personal technology.”

via After Walt Mossberg and David Pogue: Waiting for the Next Great Technology Critic : The New Yorker.