Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Aug 2002, 23:42 p.m.

Sour note on 'American Idol' might be music to your…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Sour note on 'American Idol' might be music to your ears, writes the Chron At Work editor in a grabby yet useful analogy. He says that the contradictory hunger and scorn of American Idol participants for expert feedback parallels ordinary workers' contradictory spoken desires for more feedback from their bosses and fear and scorn of performance reviews. Sensationalist, yet insightful.

Coming soon: Sumana shills for a book!