Gee sort of sounds like a well know Amateur Radio Organization magazine!
At 02:40 PM 1/14/00 -0500, John Nelson wrote:
>Message text written by "Ian White, G3SEK"
> >Perhaps a certain hi-fi journalist could comment?<
>If that was a reference to my good self, I'm no longer a hi-fi journalist
>within the meaning of the act -- chiefly because consumer audio nowadays is
>dominated by bullshit, hype and assorted marketing-driven crap.
>"Journalists" in that field are just fellow-travellers of a massive PR and
>marketing industry, and you simply wouldn't believe the amount of collusion
>and handshaking that takes place behind the scenes. The UK magazine
>industry being what it is, there's no room whatsoever for anything
>resembling engineering-led writing -- or indeed anything faintly critical
>of the advertisers, without whom the magazines simply wouldn't exist.
>I could tell you some fairly astonishing stories about some British hi-fi
>"journalists", including one quite well-known radio amateur. Suffice it to
>say that "reviews" of hi-fi equipment need to be taken with somewhat more
>salt than could be carried in the average American freight train.
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