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[10]: Random idea
by leech on Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:26 UTC 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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RE[11]: Random idea
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:37 in reply to "RE[10]: Random idea"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

No, the introduction is about how we all get excited about tablets gaining features that we take for granted on regular machines - the article ends with this, too, coming full circle.

I'm deeply sorry that I mistakenly assumed that clicking links - three total - is something that's very cumbersome to do.

Edited 2012-08-04 16:41 UTC

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RE[12]: Random idea
by kedwards on Sat 4th Aug 2012 18:16 in reply to "RE[11]: Random idea"
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

No, the introduction is about how we all get excited about tablets gaining features that we take for granted on regular machines - the article ends with this, too, coming full circle.

I'm deeply sorry that I mistakenly assumed that clicking links - three total - is something that's very cumbersome to do.


I honestly don't understand why you are getting very butt hurt over people having a hard time understanding your intro. You should take it as a learning experience, try to make your intros more consistant with your titles. IMO the tweet had nothing to do with your title and it probably should have been added into its own paragraph in the read more section.

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RE[11]: Random idea
by siraf72 on Sun 5th Aug 2012 07:39 in reply to "RE[10]: Random idea"
siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

That was class. I'd up-vote you but I already used up my voting powers. As a big fan of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone your comment hit the nail on the head.

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