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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"diluting the term"
by l3v1 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 03:55 UTC
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After diluting the term 'review', we're now seeing a dilution of the term 'hands-on', all moves in a race for being the first with something. Competition between the large gadget sites has increased considerably, but it's sad to see that reputable sites like AnandTech and successful newcomers like The Verge have to resort to stretching the term 'hands-on' as much as they do in order to gain those precious hits.


I don't see anything special here. In fact, this has happened before, many times over. Just think of the 'dilution' of 'journalism' for example, oh my...

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