Tip #150 (FROM PRO PR TIPS) : Your bad network is not my problem !

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teve Jobs to bloggers: Shut it down, we need your WiFi. Credit: James Martin/CNET

Our reporters just got back from the WWDC Stevenote. They say that when Steve Jobs said, “All you bloggers need to turn off your notebooks,” to free up WiFi bandwidth, Apple PR reps aggressively demanded that reporters comply.

This is not how the press works, people. You don’t get to shut us down to make your demos work better.

And not like it should play a part in this conversation, but I’ll say it anyway:  No reporter worth his or her paycheck relies on either public WiFi nor AT&T’s pathetic data network to cover events that matter. We have EVDO (Verizon or Sprint) for that. You don’t own those. And you don’t own us.

See CNET Reporter Erica Ogg’s story, Even Steve Jobs has demo hiccups.

Article by Curt Bizelli

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