And, pathetic squeals of indignation result. Apple has announced a major Mac operating system upgrade, OS X Mountain Lion, and The New York Times wasn’t invited to the prerelease briefings, a major snub for the paper of record which has received privileged access to products and executives for years.
However, the paper was not included when Phil Schiller and other Apple executives gave one-on-one prerelease briefings to the usual coterie of favored journalists. The salt in the wound? Daring Fireball’s John Gruber got his preview figuratively “just up the street” from the Times.
A finger in their eye? The Wall Street Journal not only got the briefing, but also an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
CEO Tim Cook publicly took exception with that series of reports and now the other shoe has dropped — New York Times has been publicly spanked.
Well, if you say that I beat, abuse or otherwise maltreat employees, then you really shouldn’t be at all surprised when you don’t get invited to my party…
What’s your take?