The New York Times documents the backlash against AOL's new interactive edition of Netscape.com in a story of dubious worth. Sure, a little ribbing's fine, but is it really news that the relaunch led by Weblogs, Inc. king Jason Calacanis caused a petition signed by under 2000 members? Not really.
The Times doesn't even bother linking the story to the bigger issues. For one, what does public reception of Netscape.com show about AOL's chances as a new bottom-up media company?
And after falling for two years, will Netscape traffic stop bleeding? Does Calacanis have an escape plan to a better department in AOL? (After all, he's said he wants to run the company one day.)