Summer time is when things are supposed to slow down. People go on vacation (or skip work to go to the beach) and television goes into summer reruns. Of course, we didn't realize that tech news had the opportunity to go into summer reruns as well -- but apparently it happens (hey, we're likely to be guilty of it as well sometimes). Two separate stories recently hit the wires that are likely to get some attention for their "going against conventional wisdom" storylines. First, a study claiming that women dig technology more than diamonds (and shoes). The other one is that, for all the moaning about how email is killing the Post Office, the internet is actually helping to save the USPS thanks to all that e-commerce shopping that requires physical goods to be shipped places. Both stories are interesting, and fun reads... but both have been written before. It's been nearly four years since we first spotted a chicks dig gadgets more than diamonds story, though at least this one is based on what appears to be a new (if repetitive) study. However, it was just a year ago that we wrote about the internet saving the Post Office -- and both of those pieces originated from the NY Times. There's nothing wrong with these new versions of the story, though it doesn't seem like either one adds much new from the older articles. However, if the story's been written before, is it really accurate to position either one as going "against conventional wisdom?"
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