Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 09:50 UTC
Microsoft I'm very thankful for Danny Sullivan writing this article, because it touches upon a subject I've increasingly been frustrated with: the inflation of the term 'hands-on'. Hands-on used to mean that a journalist, blogger, or reviewer got to properly use a device to get some sort of first impression, usually guided by some words from the manufacturer. These days, however, it seems as if even merely getting a glance at a device is regarded as a 'hands-on'.
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by scarr on Mon 25th Jun 2012 13:39 UTC
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I read a lot of these 'reviews' as they showed up. They were all easily dismissed. I think readers are smarter than you think... we can tell when an article is lame and can easily see what the journalist really knows (in this case, no one knew anything).

When all the reviews talked about the... kick stand and... get this... keyboard (woot?, what is this, 1980?) it became obvious Microsoft wrote the [very lame] script.

Put another way... journalists can title things the way they want... it still doesn't hide crap articles. Gets the clicks, but burns their credibility bridge.

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