It was pointing to a story written by Andrew Kenney, a staff writer for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. What caught Allison’s eye was the opening line.
The most interesting part of the “… Triangle code monkeys…” line is, to us in the tech industry, we use it in a semi-disparaging way, so for someone who couldn’t even figure out how to add a hyperlink to the company name in the second paragraph, it’s border-line offensive.
How would Andy Kenney feel if someone wrote a story about him, and opened it like this:
Andy Kenney, a word monkey at the News & Observer, is trying to understand the new landscape for journalists.
I’m guessing he wouldn’t appreciate it.