updated 05:25 pm EDT, Wed October 19, 2005
Bias Mac writers?
Microsoft is getting the short end of the stick as far as media coverage, because today's newspaper and magazine tech writers know little about computers and , according to John C. Dvorak of PC Magazine. The top columnists in the news and business magazines fit this model as well, while tech writers and tech columnists for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Fortune are all Mac users, according to Dvorak. "This reality is not going to change. In fact it will only get worse as technology coverage is handed to newer, less-qualified observers who simply cannot use a Microsoft Windows computer." Dvorak says that probably the best thing Microsoft could have ever done was copy as much of the Mac OS look-and-feel as it could, and says that "Microsoft should make some headway with this biased crowd once the fanciful Xbox 360 arrives. It's got a creative GUI, is easy to use and navigate, and kind of has a Mac look to it. It also interfaces perfectly with the iPod."