Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Admiring, but not biting, the Apple. So how come none of the reporters writing about Apple's new online music store -- at least not those for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the New York Times, or Wired News -- actually seem to have tried it out?

Salon's Farhad Manjoo doesn't explicitly say that he test-drove it, but he drools over it so unquestioningly -- "Forgive me if the above sounds like a paid-for marketing pitch for Apple" -- that he damn well better have.

As of late yesterday afternoon, the service appeared to be up and running. Media Log didn't have a chance to test it, but was it unreasonable to assume that someone actually assigned to cover the story would give it a shot?

Okay, Slate's Paul Boutin tried it. He likes it.

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