How refreshing, then, to read Barnaby Feder's lengthy wrap-up of last week's TCT conference. You can visualize the light bulbs going off in his head as his week of observation leads him to understand how the relationship between doctors and device companies really works, and why it's necessary. He still slips in a knee-jerk assumption from time to time, but for the most part heÂ provides great detail about variousÂ safety, conflict of interest, and technological issues, and puts them in their proper context. Amazing what relying on actual reporting instead of unfounded assumptions will do. The Times needs to get its writers into the field more often.