Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 19th Dec 2011 21:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Way to go to miss the point. FFS it like swimming through custard on here sometimes.

He was stating that other people stating themselves as geeks were wrong (in his first few sentences) because they didn't know the history.

I was saying that he was being someone egotistical to say he knew what is geek and what isn't. If he said "smart phone experts" I wouldn't have had an issue with it, but then again I care about accuracy when it matters.

Thus me referencing the true scotsman fallacy.

But never mind ... Carry on.

Edited 2011-12-19 21:03 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

He was stating that other people stating themselves as geeks were wrong (in his first few sentences) because they didn't know the history.


I didn't say they were wrong (and no need to get so angry, by the way).

I merely believe that having a good sense of history is important when discussing things like this. Framing 30 years of mobile computing history as "Android vs. iOS" is idiotic.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

That isn't what you said.

The recent influx of people who call themselves geeks just because they bought an iPhone or an Android device a few years ago


It is typical elitism. I know lots of guys are Lord of the Ring Geeks, but I don't bring myself above them because I have read the Chronicles of Conan.

BTW someone saying "FFS" and actually being venomous doesn't mean they are angry it means they are passionate.

Edited 2011-12-19 21:16 UTC

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