Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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RE[4]: So..
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So.."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

In a line, stop being so biased in your articles every time you change your mind. You're takings jabs at people like Gruber but at least they don't portray themselves as being objective; what you're doing is worse.


When have I ever painted myself as objective? Seriously dude, when?

My opinion changes - of course it does. That's because unlike most other bloggers, I have no undying eternal devotion to any one company, product, or technology. I think Microsoft is being a dick with their extortion campaign, but I'm open about the fact that WP7 = fcuking awesome. I think Apple is a despicable company and that iOS isn't as holy and good as everyone makes it out be, but at the same time, I'm a very happy and satisfied iPad 2 owner. I dislike Google's withholding of Honeycomb source code and their total inability to get device makers to put updates out there, but at the same time, I bought a Galaxy SII last week and I'm loving it, Android warts and all.

This kind of openness and honesty about the things I like and don't like, without any "it is from Xyz and thus good/bad" is something you may not be familiar with, and thus, it may come across as strange. However, accusing *me* of black/white thinking is so utterly idiotic, I'm not sure if trolling or just really new here.

Look, I may flip-flop about when it comes to my dislikes and likes, but that's because I'm a human being, and not dependant on getting free stuff from companies that make the products I'm supposed to write about. I buy this shit with my own money, and as such, you'll see entirely different outcomes than with other large sites like Engadget that rely on early access gifts.

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RE[5]: So..
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 20th Oct 2011 14:26 in reply to "RE[4]: So.."
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I think his point is you should be jaded and indifferent about covering technology, rather then enthusiastic, with each post the next iteration in a continuous experiment to find the correct formula for maximum unique pages views.

OSnews has been a staple in my website rotation for years because it is so objective and reasonable in it's commentary. It will hand out praise for things that are good and criticism when things are bad, and it does this while letting things stand on their own merits.

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RE[5]: So..
by Joy_Division_Lives! on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:48 in reply to "RE[4]: So.."
Joy_Division_Lives! Member since:
2011-07-29

So basically, Thom...you'll say or do anything because you reserve the right to flip-flop at the time of your choosing?

How can anyone take what you say seriously?

I'm sorry...it's very calculating on your part...and off-putting.

Edited 2011-10-20 16:00 UTC

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RE[6]: So..
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:54 in reply to "RE[5]: So.."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So basically, Thom...you'll say or do anything because you reserve the right to flip-flop at the time of your choosing?

How can anyone take what you say seriously?


In the face of changing circumstances or new evidence - why not? What kind of sense does it make to always believe the same thing, despite the world around you changing?

A good example: the iPad. When it was announced, I said I didn't see the point in a giant iPod Touch - I added that it would probably sell well, but that I personally didn't see the point and that the novelty would quickly wear off. Then, when I bought my own iPad 2, I stated in my review that I got it now, that I was wrong in my earlier assessment.

How on earth can that be a negative thing?

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