September 29th, 2011 | by Alan Cross
Mind you, this is just a survey of readers of the T3.com gadget website. They take a survey of their readership, tabulate the results, issue a press release and a bunch of media sheep pick it up and report it as gospel, resulting in increased traffic and free publicity.
It's a clever trick that feeds the media's need for new content and the public's love of lists. (And, to be honest, this is something that I would certainly stoop to doing for this site. I know the tricks. But I digress...)
Some people will exclaim "What? The Walkman is more important to tech history than the iPod? Blasphemy!"
But they're wrong