Naomi at A Little Red Hen notes with sardonic pleasure that The New York Times, which recently published several interesting stories about the lives of elders, has discovered that “old people have a life outside the latest bad news about _________ (you fill in the blank). That we are a tad tired of reading only about the lives of very rich, very young householders. Yes, we have homes and ideas about comfort that may be especially interesting to, uh, people in the elder/older/certain age categories.”

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  • naomi dagen bloom July 5, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    meg is very kind to NY Times, i.e., “unwitting” would not describe its ardent pursuit of under 35, heavy consumers of everything from expensive vacations to booze.

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  • meg July 5, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Naomi has a great point — and I think it has an economic basis. Most of the NYT advertisers — which tend to be high-end — are gearing themselves for the younger, affluent market. I think the NYT itself often unwittingly follows the same bias.
    Just because we don’t necessarily go ga-ga over the iPhone (or — surprise — we just might!) doesn’t mean we aren’t hip, in-the-know, and loving life.

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