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August 08, 2005

From feathers to fools

It's just plain fun to see how everybody's current-favourite hype object, Skype, fares these days in news and media. Robert X. Cringely's entertaining, but plainly imaginary, PBS post on the $3 billion sale of Skype to Robert Murdoch has suddenly gone from fiction to fact with The Sunday Times, Reuters and a slew of other 'serious' news reports "quoting anonymous sources". My ass.
Sure, the interest from Murdoch and the price is no doubt possible, but it's scary how poor a job the news reports do at researching their material. Baaah.

Posted by Nikolaj Nyholm at August 8, 2005 10:47 AM

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