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.”
- Sorry, would-be Walt Mossbergs, but the day of the great mass-media technology critic is over (freedomoffashionsandcouponcodes.wordpress.com)
- Tech columnist David Pogue leaves NYT for Yahoo, plans to launch new consumer tech site (geekwire.com)
- David Pogue, Exclusive Speaker with APB, To Expand Yahoo Tech Coverage (prweb.com)
- Why Pogue, Mossberg & Swisher Are Leaving the NYT & WSJ, Part II (birnbachcom.com)