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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Since Thom won't link to it
by rhavyn on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:14 UTC
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This is what Apple "fanboy" John Gruber said about Violet Blue:

"But as Shawn King points out in the comments under the photo, the woman in question doesn’t look anything at all like a “booth babe” — she simply looks like a developer who happens to be a woman manning her booth. And according to subsequent comments by Tim Breen, that’s exactly what she is:"

That's it, go ahead and click through and read. People who use a post like that as ammunition to make hysterical or threatening comments aren't "fanboys" of Apple or anyone else, they are simply pathetic human beings.

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v RE: Since Thom won't link to it
by rhavyn on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:15 in reply to "Since Thom won't link to it"
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both pretty reliable anti-Apple trolls

For an anti-Apple troll I seem to be sending them money pretty consistently. Probably more than most.

If "being critical of a company's patent abuse" means I'm an "anti-Apple troll" then, well, I think we know what camp you belong in. The fact that I condemn Microsoft for the exact same behaviour is something your cognitive dissonance conveniently ignores, right?

Edited 2012-02-07 23:24 UTC

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And you're an Apple fanboi. That reacts negatively even when facts about Apple are presented in a neutral manner. Because apparently there is a need to present anything about Apple in a positive light only.

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RE: Since Thom won't link to it
by shmerl on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:27 in reply to "Since Thom won't link to it"
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I liked that part in the secondary link there:

Today’s fanboys are amateurs compared to that group. Apple doesn’t seem too bad off because of it.

I guess they mean that rude Apple fanboys can't make Apple's ethical reputation any worse since it's already totally rotten?

Edited 2012-02-07 23:27 UTC

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