The above headline is not a joke, even though The Awl article that inspired it was.
Kelly Faircloth, picking up on her earlier BetaBeat item and a report this week by The Today Show, explains that once-upon-a-time New York Observer colleague Anna Jane Grossman is currently involved with a business that teaches dogs how to use iPads, so that these pampered canines can more effectively engage with their owners. And that’s not the funniest part.
Over at The Awl end today, Alex Balk has no words. Reached by FishbowlNY via email, Parker had this to say: “If you don’t believe deep in your heart that your fake journalism can inspire dreams and change lives, why even bother putting pen to paper? Also those School for the Dogs t-shirts are great and I want one.”
[More info on Grossman's company School for the Dogs, located in Lower Manhattan, can be found here.]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
NYT Correspondent, Hollywood Bigwigs Snack on Dog Food
- Daily Newspaper Vet Gives Print Delivery the Boot
- Martha Stewart is Still Upset About Her Broken iPad
- NY Times Updates Apps for iOS 7
- Magazines' iPad Editions See 24 Percent Jump in Ads