Access Journalism

In addition to being a political junkie, I am also a very old-school Apple fan. Every once in a while, those streams cross (such as now). In reading through an article in tech-focused (not at all political) website Gizmodo, I came across one of the clearest explanations I think I've yet heard about why "access journalism" is a flawed model. I'd love to just give the quote, but it requires just a...

Chinese iPhone Worker Dead

There are two kinds of people in this country, the doomed and the screwheads. Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson, Where The Buffalo Roam, 1980. Hey, didja hear the one about the Chinese iPhone worker who committed suicide after an iPhone prototype in his possession went missing? sounds like a bad joke doesn't it? I wish it were, but sadly, it is all-too-real: According to Chinese media,...