Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22

... Gnome and KDE...


In all the fairness, I think that the longest ongoing debate is on the matter of ...*drum roll please* ... text editors. vi vs. eMac is a never ending debate that caused broken families, long standing friendships to come to an abrupt end, children revolting against their parents, and so on, and so on ...

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

In all the fairness, I think that the longest ongoing debate is on the matter of ...*drum roll please* ... text editors. vi vs. eMac is a never ending debate that caused broken families, long standing friendships to come to an abrupt end, children revolting against their parents, and so on, and so on ...


Yeah, but that one's died down a bit in recent years. Gnome vs KDE (and to a lesser degree, vs Unity) is still running hot, though more recently iOS vs Android has attracted many of the fanatics (hence this article).

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qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

"eMac" ?!! Blasphemer !

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Congrats you were the only one (i think) to spot the play with letters ;)

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