Check the most-read story lists at the Wall Street Journal and New York Times this evening, after they posted the first reviews of the iPhone.
From the WSJ:
1. Poison Ivy Becomes More Potent
2. Testing Out the iPhone
3. Summer Flying Turns Ugly
4. Accident Sparks Concern Over Chinese Tires
5. Commentary: Roberts Rules
From the NYT:
1. Rome Journal: Rome Welcomes Tourism Con Brio, but Not Too Much
2. Study Says Chatty Doctors Forget Patients
3. From a Few Genes, Life’s Myriad Shapes
4. Study on I.Q. Prompts Debate on Family Dynamics
5. Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally
6. Essay: Darwin Still Rules, but Some Biologists Dream of a Paradigm Shift
7. Op-Ed Contributor: Chocolate Fake
8. State of the Art: The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype
9. Defenders of Secrets, Unite!
10. Editorial: Three Bad Rulings
Apparently people care more about healthcare.
Update: I spoke too soon. Today the iPhone reviews top the charts. If the most-read lists are a reliable indicator, people care more about the iPhone than healthcare, troubles in the Middle East, etc.