Monday, April 07, 2003

As the WoI trundles on, perhaps almost at its conclusion, it would be interesting to think about how the Internet has risen up to the challenge of reporting it to us humble civvies. An initial overview is this dotlife piece from BBC NEWS, which claims that the Internet has made "desk-chair generals" of all of us. Even ignoring the fact that they're assuming we're sitting on desk chairs to browse the web, this article is disappointing. It only interviews one person with few if any credentials to be an expert on this subject; there's no mention of blogs or alternative editorial sources; and they didn't fully consider the pros and cons of reading and reporting the news on the web rather than reading the papers, watching TV or even asking friends. Disappointing! I hate reading a potentially interesting article researched and written badly. Really annoys me. Grr...


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