Reading your old posts, stories or columns can be humbling for a writer. Sometimes a post doesn’t seem as clever or insightful in retrospect as it did at the time. Sometimes something that was clever or insightful at the time appears less so in light of events since you wrote.
So I was a little hesitant when a tweet from Jennifer 8. Lee, a former New York Times reporter, prompted me to look up an old post from my Training Tracks blog at the American Press Institute, Why aren’t they using our pay phones?
Voicing a pet peeve of mine (that I have also voiced on Twitter), Lee tweeted:
hate airports where they make plugging in difficult. are charleston outlets deliberately wiggly, so laptop plug cant stay in? (more…)