Monday, September 20, 2004

Robert Scoble points to Hoax site:
There is some criticism going around about Robert's pointing to a site in which someone posted a hoax of what a computer would look like in 2004 (supposedly the story was written 50 years ago). I've got two reactions: First, this issue isn't that big a deal to get all hyped over. Second, there are many sites out there to verify stories before posting them. Robert's reaction to Unsubscribe from the feed that had the hoax is a good one, IMO. As someone who has studied Journalism, Robert should have known to verify his sources, but as a source...once you've lied/pulled a hoax, no matter how big or small, you can no longer be trusted.