Mr. Carr admits he has “fanboy tendencies” and says he “really [likes] discovery.”
As for the charge that his enthusiasm could be mistaken for an Apple ad, he says perhaps that’s fair, but he’s a little defiant.
Well, that’s up to you to judge. But why would I shill for them? What do I care about them? We’re supposed to have a reflex of built-in skepticism, and, “It’s not all that!” And that’s the cool way to be. I don’t really care about being cool. That doesn’t matter to me. I have no reason to curry favor with them. They’re not really my beat. I believe that this is a transformative device on my beat, and if my words make you or others uncomfortable, I really don’t care.