Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:27 UTC
Apple Geeks.com, home of several cheap iPods, sent us in for a review an 8 GB iPod Touch 4th Gen for a review. Here's what we found.
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RE[2]: Old review ...
by clasqm on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 06:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Old review ..."
clasqm
Member since:
2010-09-23

What's the point of reviewing this now, you ask?

It's shipping. It's selling. There are people out there wondering if they should buy one. A year from now people will be offered second-hand models and will want to research the 4g model's virtues and faults. Not everybody lives on the cutting edge all the time.

And a hundred years from now techno-archaeologists will be researching what their distant ancestors thought about the thing and writing dissertations about it. [Hi there youngsters, did you put virtual flowers on grandpa's grave today?]

And anyway, it's their site, they put on it what appeals to them. If it does not apply to your life, don't click the link. How hard is that?

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RE[3]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

And anyway, it's their site, they put on it what appeals to them. If it does not apply to your life, don't click the link. How hard is that?


Good point. They can do what ever they like with the site. However, what's wrong with a little constructive feedback from the audience?

My main complaint is that there isn't anything noteworthy about the review. It could be from PC world, engadget, gizmodo, or any other review site. If you;'re going to do a review of a non new piece of hardware do something worthy of those future researchers time. How does it compare to a third generation classic Ipod? What about an Archos device? What can be done to allow it to be used with Alternative Operating systems? There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

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RE[4]: Old review ...
by Fergy on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Old review ..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

My main complaint is that there isn't anything noteworthy about the review. It could be from PC world, engadget, gizmodo, or any other review site. If you;'re going to do a review of a non new piece of hardware do something worthy of those future researchers time. How does it compare to a third generation classic Ipod? What about an Archos device? What can be done to allow it to be used with Alternative Operating systems? There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

I like this kind of quick review from a trusted source. Especially after all the hype has dwindled down.

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RE[4]: Old review ...
by clasqm on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 07:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Old review ..."
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

"There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

Agreed. The site owners have been expanding the scope of the site for quite a while now. Search the archives and you will find a review of OpenOffice.org back in 2008, for example.

OSNews has gone far beyond "news about operating systems". Perhaps they could consider a re-branding. Mind you, re-branding generally costs money.

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