Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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RE: WTF?
by raboof on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:06 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
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RE[2]: WTF?
by haus on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:14 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
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2009-08-18

Ahhh I see.

Does this also explain the same style of negative Apple publishing **before** Apple upset David by restricting an app on their app store?

Also on that note... does OS News have any history of this sort of behavior for any other technology company or do they reserver disproportionate negative attention to just Apple?

I seem to recall that Microsoft (for example) making quite a few blunders far greater caliber than this pretty regularly. Why do they get a free pass?

Edited 2009-08-18 01:20 UTC

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RE[3]: WTF?
by Eddyspeeder on Tue 18th Aug 2009 14:34 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?"
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2006-05-10

Yeah just for the record: Thom is NOT David.

David bombastically announced to "have fun" with showing Apple's dark side, only to be hardly ever heard of since.

Thom usually writes the news, and as far as I'm concerned, he still intends to remain objective. However I must say that haus's excellent overview actually has started me reconsidering this viewpoint.

Edit: in the light of the below comments, I do think at times it is excusable to let the balance topple over toward either the negative or positive valence side, in order to put the overall picture back into balance.

Or (translation): most of us thought pretty positively about Apple. What OS News plainly does, is point out that we should change this view in favor of us knowing that Apple is "both good and bad". That said, we got the message. Now let's re-establish a balance & get some positive news out there again.


Edited 2009-08-18 14:39 UTC

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RE[2]: WTF?
by Adurbe on Tue 18th Aug 2009 12:11 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
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2005-07-06

can we have a 'bad apple' icon before each of these stories?

Could be helpful to keep track of them all over time

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