Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

Dish Toots Its Own Horn, Since CBS Won’t

Maybe the Dish/CBS/CNET imbroglio will fade away. But not if Charlie Ergen and company can help it. And the New York Times’ ad department is happy to help.

Here, via  Nieman Journalism Lab’s Justin Ellis, is the full-page thumb-in-the-eye Dish ran in the Times’ Sunday “A” section today. As Ellis notes, some people still see value in print ads.

dish nyt ad


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus