Monday, December 7, 2015

Keeping it classy Forbes

It's nice to see Forbes continuing on with its tradition of puerile's not journalism, at best, it's reporting. Usually, they're just creating link bait.

Here's my problem with the article in short. The author, who, I am sure is a nice enough guy, seems to be playing ping pong with the story in order to keep what is a relatively short story going for more than a paragraph. Here's one sentence from each paragraph to illustrate...

But company top brass are concerned that the Prius faithful who value the car primarily for its exemplary fuel economy may not appreciate its newfound sporty characteristics.

But the Prius has been flagging, with sales down 11 percent in 2014 and 14 percent so far this year. 

That said, the Prius remains king of the hill among hybrids. “It sells seven times the volume of its nearest rival,” says Fay.

In my opinion, it’s just not as eye catching.
It may just work, although I’m sorry that in the transition they have lost some of the elements that made the Prius so distinctive in the first place.

To be fair, it's fine to be conflicted. I get it. It happens all the time. And few things are unmitigatedly perfect. And yes, this new 4G Prius has lots of issues, just like every other car almost on the road. But for me, reading something that seems like a another tepid session of the Apathy Debate Club isn't a great article. YMMV.

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