Bill Keller, Executive Editor for the New York Times might have accidentally let a big one (monster!) slip. At 8:33 in the following clip (that wasn’t supposed to be recorded) from his October 16th "all hands" meeting at the NYTimes’ Internal Neiman Jornalism Lab he states:
"I’m hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate..."
Did he just let the cat out of the bag? Did he accidentally forget the encyclopedia-sized pile of confidentiality agreements that Apple made him sign? He seems extremely matter of fact about the "impending Apple Slate" and doesn’t clarify the statement as being some sort of forward looking statement. Very Strange.
We keep hearing how the NYTimes and other publications have been briefed on Apple’s Tablet as it gets ready to ship. Is the name of the Apple tablet going to be ‘Slate’?