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[2]: the problem
by BeamishBoy on Fri 28th Oct 2011 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE: the problem"
BeamishBoy
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2010-10-27

There's nothing wrong about being called a 'fanatic' - it's not a negative label at all.


I know you're Dutch Thom, so you can be forgiven for this, but it's simply not true. In the English-speaking world "fanatic" almost always has a negative connotation.

(Indeed, it's not just in English that this is true. The Latin root of fanatic is fanaticus, meaning "insane person.")

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