Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' site
looks and feels like a cross between a Nike ad and a pharmaceutical commercial -- perfect diversity of hip and elderly faces flashing before our eyes. No doubt 'you' should be recognized as a powerful and growing force that's changed the way information is distributed and analyzed (see post above). But it's really a four- or five-year-old story. Time is late to the trend again. ... Never mind 'you' is also another example of a safe choice for Time, whose decline as a media power directly corresponds to the decline in relevance of its Person of the Year covers. ... They say Time is looking to remodel itself more along the lines of the hard-news Economist
, which, unlike Time, never gave itself up to predominently trend and health-watch coverage. I just can't see Time putting a fedora-wearing and tommy-gun toting Putin on its cover. Next week for Time: probably a well-timed holiday Jesus/biblical cover. Hey, it's that time of year! ...Update
-- Adam R
: "Time's choice is stupid. Here's why
." Wussification indeed. ...