Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 09:50 UTC
Microsoft I'm very thankful for Danny Sullivan writing this article, because it touches upon a subject I've increasingly been frustrated with: the inflation of the term 'hands-on'. Hands-on used to mean that a journalist, blogger, or reviewer got to properly use a device to get some sort of first impression, usually guided by some words from the manufacturer. These days, however, it seems as if even merely getting a glance at a device is regarded as a 'hands-on'.
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Especially sad for The Verge
by Chrispynutt on Mon 25th Jun 2012 12:56 UTC
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Pretty sad for The Verge as I believe they started it to specifically get away from 'churn' journalism.

Having said that, really 'Hands On' should be pretty much unbreakable. Otherwise if your hands aren't on the device it is really just a big fat porkie pie.

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