The LA Times had a recent post about recent media trends (what's overrated and what's underrated), and I thought this was pertinent to our discussions:
Snap judgments and considered criticism of pop culture and beyond from the staff of The Hot List.
The iPad / Kindle wars: Now that two front-runners for the e-reader market have emerged (does anyone remember Barnes & Noble's version?), we're already tired of devotees to Apple and Amazon hotly debating which digital device is better. Calm down, you tech-minded ideologues. You both can take credit for killing the printed word, just as soon as you can convince us how this will be a good thing.