Ever wondered who the analysts quoted so often in news reports and articles are and what they do? Ars hunted down a couple of analysts to ask what makes them qualified to expound on technology-related issues, products, and news.
"Analysts cover everything. They are quoted in stories about the PS3 launch date, the impending death of the iPod Shuffle, and the earnings of search behemoth Google, but reading quote after quote from faceless "analysts" does little to answer the burning question: who are these people, and what do they do all day? To find out, we had a chat with Jason Kraft and Chris Kwak, two research analysts from Susquehanna Financial Group who specialize in video games (and who we've quoted before at Ars)."