It was a huge deal when David Pogue, the New York Times big brand-name tech columnist, announced he was leaving the newspaper to start a new tech site at Yahoo in October.
Journalists usually regard the Times as the pinnacle of their careers — not the place they leave to do something more interesting.
At CES in Las Vegas this year, Pogue launched his new digital magazine, which will be a guide for ordinary consumers. The launch event featured Pogue giving a slideshow explaining why the world needs yet another tech blog at the LVH hotel to a packed audience — and it was hilarious. Here's a digest of those slides.Pogue began by explaining that he once saw a graphic of what America might look like if the country was reorganized to reflect the political beliefs of the people who live there.
So he created his own graphic to show the North American audience for tech news.
There is an over-supply of blogs for tech nerds, he says.
But if you look at the stories on them that are most popular, they're often not tech stories.