Doug's Mailbag: News Aggregation a Thorny Subject; Beer, Not So Much
Gregory takes issue with Doug's stance on Google's news aggregation and how it affects the journalism industry:
The issue of declining newspaper sales and the struggle for a profitable model is a complicated one, and it deserves honest debate. Your take on it does not help. I understand you work for a pro-Microsoft outlet, and while I appreciate the informational tidbits you provide, your blind fealty to the company has become distracting.
Here and elsewhere, you imply that posting a link which relocates the end user to the Web site hosting an article is stealing. Either you believe this, and therefore obviously never post links in your own articles, or you are merely providing us with paragraphs of anti-Google bluster. Both options are a waste.
Doug was disappointed that Microsoft's last Patch Tuesday six-pack wasn't as nice as a six-pack of Hefeweizen, reminding one reader of his own favorite beer:
OK, this really has me thinking. I have to assume that you like Hefeweizen. What is your fave? I have a friend that turned me on to Paulaner which is straight out of Germany. Very hard to find, but oh man, is it good stuff. Treat yourself at an import store and you will write an article about it.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 12/15/2009 at 1:17 PM