[LINK] Independent Commentary

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Nov 10 07:47:07 AEDT 2011

Apropos of previous discussions about such things as the quality of 
contemporary journalism, and how crowd-reporting will make up for the 
reduction in professional reporting ...

The article below is superficially about the small-mindedness of 
Microsoft Sweden, which got upset because someone wrote to them from 
an iPhone.

The more relevant element in the story is that a blogger claims to be 
independent from the supplier of the product that he writes about, 
yet sought and was about to receive funding from them to 'upgrade' 
his site.

What part of 'independent' does this person not understand?

Microsoft cuts off WP7 blogger 'over iPhone use'
Liam Tung
Nov 9, 2011 9:05 AM (22 hours ago)

Microsoft has ditched a funding deal with an independent Swedish 
Windows mobile blogger ...

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