Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 7th Mar 2010 20:34 UTC
Podcasts In which Apple sues HTC, and a good time is not had by all. Tess Flynn joins golden oldies Kroc and Thom to also discuss the Ubuntu redesign, Haiku's new browser, SkyOS'es lack of movement and Microsoft's Courier concept.
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I quite like Tess.
by BigBentheAussie on Tue 9th Mar 2010 12:35 UTC
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2008-03-29

I actually prefer the discussion when Tess is on, as she actually knows something, and corrects the guys when they go off base with something more technical or in the corporate IT arena. All of the participants routinely launch into rants, which is fine, and to some degree is part of the show. I like to know where people stand, even if I disagree, and I did learn a few things.

But like a lot of posters, this is only the first time I've been somewhat annoyed by Tess's ranting, because it comes very close to fanboyism. Kroc and Thom are shamelessly guilty of that and yet we seem to give them a free pass. I quite enjoy the podcast generally and would hate for it to stop because of some negative commentary. I wish they would get rid of some annoying echo though.

What I find rather reprehensible is that the opinions of the participants seems to indicate a belief that the OSNews readership represents the world, when it most surely does not. A bunch of computer nerds on a forum will never represent the views of the ordinary consumer and thus have little effect on the market, and many of their comments border on asinine for not taking that into consideration.

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RE: I quite like Tess.
by memson on Tue 9th Mar 2010 13:10 in reply to "I quite like Tess."
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2006-01-01

I actually prefer the discussion when Tess is on, as she actually knows something, and corrects the guys when they go off base with something more technical or in the corporate IT arena.


I don't hate Tess, but my problem with her contribution is that pretty much everything she says about Microsoft and Apple makes we want to scream "NO!!" To say that her viewpoint is that of a "LINUX fanboy" would be to putting it lightly. I don't think Thom gets an easy ride at all, and generally Thom says things that actually make sense - even if they are hard to hear for the fanboys. Kroc - yes he gets an easy ride, as his opinion swings like the wind. As for Tess, quite often she is completely wrong or working from an old crib sheet. Example? Any time she speaks about Mono, much of what she was saying about Apple this week and many other Apple and Microsoft related angles.

I, for one, have decided not to automatically listen to the podcast in the future, because it isn't giving me any value. I don't expect that to mean anything, but there you go. This is *me*, not people in general - your mileage may vary.

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RE[2]: I quite like Tess.
by Kroc on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:38 in reply to "RE: I quite like Tess."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I invite you to be on the show, seriously. I think it’s a whole different thing to actually be there, than to comment on it. The show is just a bit of fun; some seem opposed to that idea.

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RE: I quite like Tess.
by Kroc on Tue 9th Mar 2010 13:27 in reply to "I quite like Tess."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Kroc and Thom are shamelessly guilty of [fanboyism] and yet we seem to give them a free pass.


Possibly because we participate a lot in the forums and we are ready to be corrected with your comments. Also, we've been around a long time, like a lot of the userbase (2005/2006); I think we know each other reasonably well with all the arguments we've had.

I wish they would get rid of some annoying echo though.


BLAME THOM. A leak is occurring between his headphones and microphone or somewhere in his Linux system, because I can see it clear as day on Skype! I can't remove the echo because the Skype call is recorded with Tess and Thom's audio combined.

What I find rather reprehensible is that the opinions of the participants seems to indicate a belief that the OSNews readership represents the world


We love you that much! We're geeks. We're no better than [you] when it comes to missing the point sometimes.

Edited 2010-03-09 13:31 UTC

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