Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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Bias and too much bias
by sicofante on Mon 24th Oct 2011 23:56 UTC
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You can't seriously mean it's the same thing reading WinSuperSite and The New York Times.

Of course everyone has an opinion and of course there's bias in every piece of writing. But there's bias and then there's too much bias, also known as fanboyism.

The above post about facts, opinion and fiction is another way of expressing what I'm trying to say here.

You can't get along by saying, "I'm biased, so what". Well, just try to present facts and opinion separate and you won't have to say that again. You'll have much less bias by doing so, which is a nice goal to achieve.

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