Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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by Nelson on Thu 21st Mar 2013 22:53 UTC
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So I guess I'll be the oddball here to say I completely agree with this article and it sums up my feelings nicely.

Its great to have a "team" to root for. Its great that some like Google here, great that some like Apple, great that some like Windows. That's fine. However if you want to argue the merits of your points, it is important to know and understand the trajectories of others.

If you want to criticize Windows Phone, criticize it with reason. It's not perfect.

Likewise for iOS and Android. Attack things on the merits, not because of the company attached to it.

I guess to a larger extent, Thom expects a good deal of us to share his passion for OSes. He loves writing about them. Their history, their rises to fame, and occasionally their untimely demises.

He's merely expressing the view point that there's so much richness and diversity in the different platforms out that they're worth exploring. Did Thom think he'd enjoy Windows Phone as much as he did prior?

Did I think that I'd like the Galaxy S 3 when my girlfriend picked one up? No. Your perspective changes when you spend time with smartphones, which are designed to be intimate experiences.

Plus, if you do what Thom says you get to write badass Palm articles.

Edited 2013-03-21 22:54 UTC

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