”Technology Review, Inc. cannot vouch for the accuracy of ‘Carly's Way,’ by Michelle Delio, published online on March 4, 2005. Nor can we stand by ‘Carly's Gone. HP Celebrates,’ also by Delio, published online on February 10, 2005. We regret publishing the stories.”
It was signed on Friday by Jason Pontin, the editor-in-chief. The two stories have been scrubbed from the magazine's Web site (www.technologyreview.com). Clicking on a link to the stories brings a visitor to the retraction.
The two stories, of course, had to do with the recent departure of Carly Fiorina as CEO of Hewlett Packard. They relied on anonymous sources inside HP.
It has got to be humiliating to run a retraction like that; but it is a guarantee to readers that MIT Technology Review is serious about maintaining editorial quality.