Great Moments in Adorably Cliched Startup Reporting, NY Daily News Edition

Over the weekend, the NY Daily News published a piece entitled ‘New York City’s R train is the Silicon Subway,

Over the weekend, the NY Daily News published a piece entitled ‘New York City’s R train is the Silicon Subway, connecting high-tech startups to their workers.‘ How many cringe-worthy tech reporting cliches can you spot?

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1. ‘Silicon‘ Anything.

2. ‘Silicon’ Anything But ‘Alley’ Or ‘Valley’. The R Train is the ‘Silicon Subway’? We’d call it debatable, if we had the brain cells to waste debating something so patently stupid.

3. Young Computer People: They Work On Robots! and

4. Young Computer People: They’re flannel-wearing, thick-rimmed glasses-sporting hipsters!

 

 

5. Young Computer People: They Sit On Progressive Chairs, Like Bouncy Balls!

 

 

6. ‘e’-Anything That Isn’t ‘Mail’ Or ‘Commerce’:

New York has its own version of Sand Hill Road: A subway line that powers the city’s burgeoning e-scene.

And really, that’s just from reading, like, the first three paragraphs. See any more? Which of these lame tech reporting sins have we committed? Etc. Whoever finds the most cliches gets the award belonging to someone who has read way too many bad stories like this, which is a stern reccomendation that they stop doing so at once against the possibility of cringing their face into ungainliness.

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Great Moments in Adorably Cliched Startup Reporting, NY Daily News Edition