Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 23:49 UTC
Apple Now this is interesting. My brand-new MacBook Air 11.6" is at my local Apple retailer because either the SATA part of the logic board or the SSD died mysteriously, and here we have Apple blocking PhotoFast from selling their faster, more spacious replacement drives.
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RE[4]: baseless
by Morgan on Wed 1st Dec 2010 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: baseless"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Ok fine. So let's say you, Paradigm_Shift, are known about town for being a general douchebag to just about everyone you encounter. Then one day, someone comes along and misinterprets your current actions as being doucheworthy, when in actuality you were doing something neutral or even beneficial to another person. Wouldn't you say you deserve the benefit of the doubt?

To put it another way: Not everything Apple or Microsoft or Sony etc. does is evil and wrong. To automatically assume so is to be quite ignorant, to put it mildly.

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RE[5]: baseless
by Paradigm_Shift on Wed 1st Dec 2010 05:10 in reply to "RE[4]: baseless"
Paradigm_Shift Member since:
2010-12-01

Terrific, Morgan, engaging in ad hominem attacks speaks for itself. Nonetheless, while it is certainly fair to say that not everything that a company does is not evil or wrong, if a company earns a reputation for being evil or unfair, then it is only just and right that their actions and decisions be viewed in light of the earned reputation.

Edited 2010-12-01 05:18 UTC

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RE[6]: baseless
by Morgan on Wed 1st Dec 2010 05:23 in reply to "RE[5]: baseless"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Ok I just realized that I did inadvertently call you a douchebag with that example. It was not meant as a personal attack, I assure you, rather as a real world setting for the situation. I apologize profusely for offending you. In the future I'll refrain from using the pseudonym of the person I'm responding to in an example, whether in a positive or negative light, and carefully consider their highly sensitive feelings.

However, I stand behind my example otherwise. We have to be careful where we draw the line with regard to automatically assuming someone is up to no good, else we risk a reputation for being paranoid or zealous, or at the very least quite silly.

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