The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 April 2006

All or nothing at all

I just filled out the annual Consumer Reports questionnaire and ballot, and they've changed the way their Board of Directors is selected.

In days gone by, twelve nominees were on the ballot, and you picked six of them; the top six ascended to the Board. This time around, there is a slate of six, and you vote for all six or against all six.

I don't think this is an improvement.

On the upside, I did my part to see that the car I drive gets as many red dots as possible.

Posted at 9:34 PM to Dyssynergy

Did you rate the directors poorly because they didn't win the Boston Marathon?

(background here on Consumers Union's long history of treating high-profile products as if they're supposed to be doing something else, if the slam will get them publicity and members)

Posted by: Matt at 11:29 PM on 18 April 2006

Never underestimate CU's capacity for descending into Deep Irrelevance.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:15 AM on 21 April 2006