Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 7th Mar 2010 20:34 UTC
Podcasts In which Apple sues HTC, and a good time is not had by all. Tess Flynn joins golden oldies Kroc and Thom to also discuss the Ubuntu redesign, Haiku's new browser, SkyOS'es lack of movement and Microsoft's Courier concept.
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I quite like Tess.
by BigBentheAussie on Tue 9th Mar 2010 12:35 UTC
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I actually prefer the discussion when Tess is on, as she actually knows something, and corrects the guys when they go off base with something more technical or in the corporate IT arena. All of the participants routinely launch into rants, which is fine, and to some degree is part of the show. I like to know where people stand, even if I disagree, and I did learn a few things.

But like a lot of posters, this is only the first time I've been somewhat annoyed by Tess's ranting, because it comes very close to fanboyism. Kroc and Thom are shamelessly guilty of that and yet we seem to give them a free pass. I quite enjoy the podcast generally and would hate for it to stop because of some negative commentary. I wish they would get rid of some annoying echo though.

What I find rather reprehensible is that the opinions of the participants seems to indicate a belief that the OSNews readership represents the world, when it most surely does not. A bunch of computer nerds on a forum will never represent the views of the ordinary consumer and thus have little effect on the market, and many of their comments border on asinine for not taking that into consideration.

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