Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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RE[2]: Comment by frderi
by tomcat on Tue 25th Oct 2011 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by frderi"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Personally Thom, I really don't give a shit what you think. It's not because I either agree or disagree with your viewpoints, it is because I come to sites like this to get the latest news on operating systems and other tech, not to find out what Thom Holwerda thinks about a particular subject.


I have to agree. This site would be a lot better if it simply reported the news, and reserved the editorializing for the comments that follow -- or put editorials in their own section -- because you're blurring the two together. And that blows. Seriously hard.

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RE[3]: Comment by frderi
by cfgr on Tue 25th Oct 2011 02:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by frderi"
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2009-07-18

The news is the article that's being linked to. Feel free to click the link, read the article and ignore the editorial on OSNews.

Personally, I think Thom's opinion adds value because unlike most people, he actually provides arguments for how he reached that conclusion - even though I sometimes disagree with those arguments, but that's what the comment section is for.

The only thing I dislike a bit are the references to unrelated 'funny' pictures to describe his thoughts. I think it's a bit unprofessional, but clearly it's not stopping me from reading his posts. It doesn't happen often anyway.

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