Headlines reporting on the fact of the hearing tended to use metaphors of violence ("rip," "lambaste," "clash," "spar," "fend off") or of high-temperature torture ("grilled," "under fire," "hot seat").
But the journalists who reported on the atmospherics -- and, dare I say, the substance -- of the hearing told a very different story. Sample headlines:
My take (with apologies for the pugilistic metaphor): No one laid a glove on him.
In a rare 1997 Q&A, Steve Jobs talks about killing products, taking lumps and saying "no"
I don't known where he found it, but a YouTube user who calls himself superapple4ever has put his hands on a video of Steve Jobs doing a Q&A at the end of Apple's (AAPL) 1997 Worldwide Developers Conference -- his first after he returned to the company.
The full video, posted here, runs for more than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 12:37 PM ET
As any reporter who covers Apple knows, its fans -- and detractors -- are quick to find bias in almost any press report. Farhad Manjoo, who writes the Machanist column for Salon, tells the story of Walt Mossberg's 2004 review of the iMac G5 in the Wall St. Journal. It began:
I am writing these words on the most elegant desktop computer I've ever used, a computer that is not only MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 18, 2008 8:31 AM ET
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