29 May 2001

Oy, the Kaycee Nicole situation… Yeah, I got burned too. Yeah, I’m writing about it. Watch for that piece in August in Yahoo Internet Life. Meanwhile, someone close to the action has inquired about my March 2001 YIL column, which talks about the syndrome known as “Munchhausen By Internet.” I think it applies to Debbie S.’s case, and I have reposted the column in the ethics section of this ever-under-redesign site…

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29 May 2001

24 May 2001

Still completing the NYC move (ask me about painting the apartment!), I wanted you to see this editorial from Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly, in which he’s taken the frankly underpracticed step of firing some of his more butthole-esque readers. More power to him, I say. The guys who run the business side of magazines have a target reader — usually described to potential advertisers by gender, age, income, hobbies, and so on down to his/her sock size — and non-target readers are at best ignored and at worst subtly encouraged not to pick up the magazine at all. Is it so much to ask that the folks who write the stuff in the magazines get to specify that they’d rather not have it read by assholes?

24 May 2001