Talk about hype. In the last six months, Apple’s iPhone has been the subject of 11,000 print articles,
10,569 in the NYTimes
and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google.
68 million of these, lead you back to the NYTimes website
Cultists are camping out in front of Apple stores;
Most of these "cultists" are NYTimes employees, hence NYTimes is getting its reporting done by outsourcing the writing of its articles
bloggers call it the “Jesus phone.” All of this before a single consumer has even touched the thing.
I am really sick and tired of reading these fluffy-nothing-more-than-an-ad-posing-as-an-article articles in NYTimes. I read NYTimes to get my news, not the hype. I think NYTimes has the credibility so far that if it tells me once that the iPhone is hyped, I will believe it. It doesn't need to report it everyday and sometimes, like today, multiple times.