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    Precaution Nixed at the NY Times (Microwave News)

    From Louis Slesin, Editor, Microwave News:

    The New York Times went into damage control mode yesterday after Nick Bilton, a tech columnist and a rising star at the newspaper, suggested that precaution is the best approach to the use of cell phones and wearable electronics.
    No sooner had Bilton’s column hit print that Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ Public Editor, chastised him for his naive analysis. Sullivan targeted the lack of “sophisticated evaluation of serious research.”

    Excerpt:

    Ignorance Drowns Out Precaution
    NY Times Tech Columnist Has Hands Slapped
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    March 20, 2015

    The New York Times went into damage control mode yesterday after Nick Bilton, a tech columnist and a rising star at the newspaper, suggested that precaution is the best approach to the use of cell phones and wearable electronics.

    No sooner had Bilton’s column hit print than Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ Public Editor, chastised Bilton for his naive analysis. (It was posted on the Web a day earlier.) Sullivan targeted the lack of “sophisticated evaluation of serious research.” His biggest blunder, according to many readers, was quoting Dr. Joe Mercola, an Internet health entrepreneur. It’s worth mentioning that Mercola is no technophobe. He talked to Bilton on a cell phone using a Bluetooth headset.
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    Read the complete story at:
    http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ignorance-drowns-out-precaution

    Best,
    Louis

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    Louis Slesin
    Editor, Microwave News

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