Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Mar 2012 22:40 UTC
Apple "Apple's iOS is starting to get a little long in the tooth. There, I said it. The overall look and feel of the operating system has not changed since its 2007 debut. Sure, Apple has piled in plenty of new features, but the core of the operating system is the same as it was five years ago. It needs a refresh. I'm not saying iOS is ugly or anything, but it's starting to look a little old."
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Slightly dodgy summary...
by steve_s on Tue 6th Mar 2012 10:48 UTC
steve_s
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2006-01-16

The "summary" for this news article isn't a summary at all, it's the first paragraph of the article that's been linked to. Since the only name against this story is David Adams, it looks like David write that paragraph, whereas it was actually a chap called Eric Zeman.

Wouldn't it be more honest to at the very minimum put quotes around the summary text to make it slightly clearer that the text is a quotation? More honest still would have been to prefix the quotation with "Eric Zeman writes for InformationWeek:"...

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RE: Slightly dodgy summary...
by David on Tue 6th Mar 2012 17:16 in reply to "Slightly dodgy summary..."
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Sorry to confuse, but our convention for the right column, "page 2" articles is to excerpt them, usually their first paragraph.

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steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

David, I hadn't quite understood that this was convention for the right column, but I do think that you may need to modify your convention just a little to clear up the obvious ambiguities that can arise.

In this case the chosen paragraph was particularly problematic since it uses the first person, specifically in the sentence "There, I said it". Since there was no visible identification as to the source of the paragraph it really looks like the it's your opinion being presented.

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