Did you ever have to make up your mind

The news media can be so desperate for a good story, they’ll sensationalize and make their own. People like solid, definitive statements, no matter how wobbly and contrived they really are.

A good example is when TechWeb published a story entitled “Tablet PCs Headed for Broader Use” and then publishes a contrary article called “Tablet PC Faces Uncertain Future” seven hours later, and both articles cite the same market research company.

Two different bylines, two different axes to grind.

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