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We love David Pogue here at Gizmodo: he's a witty writer who knows his stuff. Or does he? In this blog post, he admits to never having called an I.T. person, or even knowing any. As our suave and better-looking cousin Valleywag wittily points out (calling him "the friendly Bob Saget of tech journalism"), he's breaking one of the cardinal rules of tech journalism by admitting that he's not an expert.

Rule one of tech journalism is never admit that you don't know something: just nod a lot in the briefing, then find somebody later on who can explain it to you and pretend you knew it all along. Or is that just me?


David Pogue ruins it for tech writers [Valleywag]

What Working in I.T. Really Means [NY Times]