My first piece for a magazine


Earlier this year I tweeted about one of my goals for the year: writing something for a print publication. Luckily for me, one of my Twitter follower is Jason Snell, who is a big mucky muck over at Macworld. Macworld, if you aren’t a Mac geek, is the leading Mac news publication in the world. For some reason Jason thought that some opportunity for me might popup at Macworld.

Months past and I had forgotten about wanting to write for a magazine when I was contacted by one of the senior Review editors to write some reviews of antivirus software for the Mac. I knew AV reviews would be a tough sell, but I didn’t think my NAV 11 review would end up being the most loathed article on (and by a long shot!). This doesn’t seem to bode well for future Macworld writing assignments.

At least the folks at Macworld seemed to like my writing.

7 responses to “My first piece for a magazine”

  1. Whoa.
    Well, I read it, didn’t seem even remotely loathe-worthy – more that they hated the IDEA of Norton more than hated the article itself.
    Personally I hate norton too – but I am not going to pass judgment on something I’ve never used simply because I didn’t like a previous iteration of something.
    Mac people sure are opinionated & intolerant. ;p

  2. I tried to vote thumb up but it would not accept my vote. somehow they must know that i didn’t actually read the article, and in general have no opinion about norton.

  3. Judging by the comments on that article, it would be more popular for you to walk into the DNC convention with a “Nader” sign.

  4. Nice job, Scott. It’s an easy read and it covers a lot of ground for the length. Silly NAV haters. Most loathed is better than most unread 🙂

  5. Sorry, Scott, I’ve knocked you off the top of the heap – by an absurdly long shot – with my MobileMe review. Currently most loathed with a score of 311!

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