Prison Pete

Wednesday, June 08, 2005
  Geek to Chic.
The New York Times has spoken. Gone is the Thursday Circuits Section (all about computers). In its place is Thursday Styles. Hmmm. Style over Substance, Form over Function.

Style is not even a weekly section. It is in addition to the Sunday Style Section. In describing the subjects to be covered by this section the Times states, "It will also include reports on social trends, and coverage of fitness, skin care and shopping in stores and online."

This first edition pleasantly informed me that while I have been out of the corporate work force, Casual Fridays are out.

The Business Suit is back. Damn, I missed the entire Casual Friday thing.

Then there is the riveting story of people making "fake" cell phone calls to chase away unwanted attention. We also are informed that our personal trainer may be crossing some boundaries you do not want him to cross.

Well, I guess the nerd is back in the closet.

They will have three pages devoted to computers in the Thursday Business Section so all is not lost.

The fact is they can probably get more money for "style" ads then tightwad computer companies.
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