Two more points bear repeating here. First, Putz pointedly says that Boston can't steer clear of certain topics just because they've been covered first somewhere else — an indication that he (and/or Platt, and/or the Lipsons) thought that was happening too much. And second, the manner in which Putz praises his corporate overlords suggests that increasing Boston's buzz quotient is a must — on a couple different levels.
"The Lipsons get a bad rap, but they really care about putting out an interesting and quality magazine," Putz tells me. "And frankly, I don't mind working for somebody who cares and holds me to a high standard. If I can't get a place like this interested in and talking about the magazine, I should get fired." Good luck to him — because the Lipsons, one thinks, probably agree.
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