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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

So how is this OK, and stating obvious facts (sad, ample chested, tight shirt) is not???


Probably in the same way that Apple abusing vague patents = okay, and Honeywell abusing vague patents = not okay.

It's a kind of logic not everyone understands.

Edited 2012-02-08 00:09 UTC

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

" So how is this OK, and stating obvious facts (sad, ample chested, tight shirt) is not???


Probably in the same way that Apple abusing vague patents = okay, and Honeywell abusing vague patents = not okay.

It's a kind of logic not everyone understands.
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In case it's not clear, this would be another troll comment, Thom. Off topic in the thread and attempting to stir up trouble.

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