[Sca-Cooks] Quality of the new T.I.

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Sun Jul 29 14:41:47 PDT 2007

Bear writes:

>I found the quality of the old TI as bad as the current TI mainly because
>the editors in both cases lack the specialized knowledge to adequately
>distinguish between superior quality and trash.

I have horror stories about past T.I.'s and C.A.'s, which I will 
spare you for the moment, so no strong opinion as to whether it is 
getting worse.

But I think it's worth noting that the "specialized knowledge" needed 
to avoid things like the pasties article isn't about the actual 
subject matter. Anyone competent at doing SCA research should have 
spotted that article for what it was, whether or not he knew anything 
about period cooking. It isn't as if the author didn't make what she 
was doing entirely clear. Hence the appearance of that article 
suggests either that whoever made the decision is incompetent for the 
job or doesn't care.
David Friedman

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