Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC
Google This tweet from Tom Warren made me smile. So, it's 2012 and tablets are finally able to do what the Amiga did in 1985. Seems like a bit of a stretch to be excited about that, right? Sure, until I caught myself getting excited - only a bit, but still - by this piece of news. Update: removed me being an annoyed child.
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RE[8]: Random idea
by WereCatf on Sat 4th Aug 2012 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Random idea"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

The thing is - it does. However, if you don't click the links - which, on the web, are an integral part of reading - then my responsibilities really end. I'm willing to put some effort into making sure that those who only read the intros get everything, but when people aren't even going to click the links and want to have everything spelled out in the limited 5-6 lines of an intro, then I'm out. It's ridiculous to expect that of me.


The Tweet was literally 85 characters long. You're seriously complaining about people not bothering to check a link to a tweet when you couldn't bother to just add that tweet as-is?

If you miss the first 15 minutes of a movie, you don't get to complain at the director that the movie sucked because you didn't understand it.


85 characters. That's all I need to say. Alas, you've made your mind and my comment was only a suggestion, so I'll just leave this at that.

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RE[9]: Random idea
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 11:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Random idea"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The Tweet was literally 85 characters long. You're seriously complaining about people not bothering to check a link to a tweet when you couldn't bother to just add that tweet as-is?


It would've taken 1.2 seconds to click the link.

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RE[10]: Random idea
by leech on Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE[9]: Random idea"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Hey Thom, I'm not normally one to criticize, but this article is rather... well yeah.

Here's why. The article is about Multi-User support on Android, then you mention the Amiga could do that in 1985, while the actual Tweets were talking about Windows 8 on the tablet.

You see why people were confused, angered, etc?

I don't know if you've ever read any of those 'which way' or 'choose your own adventure' books as a kid, but I always thought it'd be cool to have a hyperlinked version (mind you I was thinking that before the WWW was out there, around 1993 or so when I found a program on my Atari ST where you could create documents with hyperlinks). In case you haven't, the books were like so;

You see a road ahead that branches off to the left and right, if you'd like to go right, see page 36, if you'd like to go left, see page 49.

You basically did this;

If you'd like to read about Android's soon to be available Multi-User options, please read this tweet about Windows 8 and how the Amiga supported multitasking in 1985 and Windows 8 users are excited they can attempt at using something that is almost 30 years old! If you'd really like to discuss Android's new Multi-User options, please click play on the video below.

That's the equivalent of reading "The Sword of Mysterious Power" and it having a reference to a page number on "The Amulet of Stinking Wealth."

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