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[3]: Comment by frderi
by tomcat on Tue 25th Oct 2011 02:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by frderi"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

There are already many "just the facts" type sites out there, and frankly you can stay much more up to date with them. It's the fact that OSNews gives some informed and insightful opinion that makes it special (and not just from Thom!)


I don't mind the opinions. Just not embedded along with the news.

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RE[4]: Comment by frderi
by Dr.Mabuse on Tue 25th Oct 2011 02:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by frderi"
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2009-05-19

I don't mind the opinions. Just not embedded along with the news.


The site would become pretty sterile without the opinion portion. Couple that to relatively low frequency of updates and selective reporting of computing/technology issues and you could just about call it dead after that.

Thom would need to re-invent the whole site to keep it going.

One way or another I suspect he's not going to change habits - it his site afterall.

Is it more that you're just upset with his views?

Edited 2011-10-25 02:29 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by frderi
by tomcat on Tue 25th Oct 2011 20:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by frderi"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

The site would become pretty sterile without the opinion portion.


What do you think it is that we're typing here? Opinions.

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