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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RE: Comment by frderi
by WorknMan on Tue 25th Oct 2011 00:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by frderi"
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There's a big difference between reporting facts, and expressing an opinion on those facts. I'm not judging one from the other, as expressing an opinion is good, even if it proves to be wrong in the end.

I'm just under the impression that in the last years, a lot of so called internet based "news" reports are opinions and not reports on facts. While opinions can spice news reports up quite a bit, it seems that some internet news reporters have a harder time these days to distinguish between the two.

This being said, I regard this site more as "OSOpinions" than "OSFacts" thus biased.


Yes, THANK YOU! This site is called OSNEWS, not thomsblog.com

Personally Thom, I really don't give a shit what you think. It's not because I either agree or disagree with your viewpoints, it is because I come to sites like this to get the latest news on operating systems and other tech, not to find out what Thom Holwerda thinks about a particular subject.

So it's not your bias that bothers me personally... it's the fact that you have ruined this site by turning it into your own personal/political blog. The main reason why I used to like this site so much is because it was rather unique among tech sites. Kind of like Slashdot, but without all the bullshit. That's why it is hard to leave it behind. So maybe you could just write articles with the facts, and save your own opinions as the first comment of the piece? IMHO, that would be a decent compromise. And enough with all the goddamn patent articles already... this isn't patentnews.com ;)

Edited 2011-10-25 00:52 UTC

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