Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE: Now that's Sniveling!
by macUser on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 05:51 UTC in reply to "Now that's Sniveling! "
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The author is whining more than anyone else I've heard. He's a pragmatist who's willing to compromise. Nothing really wrong with that, we need people like that. But, he's trashing the whole notion of idealism (talk about grandiose), and that's just wrong. There are times when even avowed idealists have to compromise. That doesn't mean that they cannot have ideals and try to change the world to fit those ideals. They just shouldn't give up because the world doesn't adhere to their idea of what it should be.

The problem is the "idealists" sounds like 3 year olds... Hold one company to a higher standard than the rest and like to pretend they speak for everyone. Idealism is one thing, hysterics is quite another...

Quite frankly, I think this device is very idealistic. But one persons paradise is another persons cesspool. If you like it buy it. If you don't, don't buy it. It's quite simple.

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