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[12]: Random idea
by kedwards on Sat 4th Aug 2012 18:16 UTC 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[13]: Random idea
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 18:25 in reply to "RE[12]: Random idea"
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2005-06-29

I'm getting annoyed not because of people misreading - shit happens with language - but because of how some people choose to express it. Instead of being constructive, like WereCat and a few others, we get people attacking me personally and OSNews as a whole merely because of a language-related misunderstanding.

THAT pisses me off. OSNews is not a one-way street where I just have to sit and be pretty, smile, and accept whatever verbal abuse is being flung my or OSNews' way.

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RE[14]: Random idea
by flake on Sat 4th Aug 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE[13]: Random idea"
flake Member since:
2012-08-04

I'm getting annoyed not because of people misreading - shit happens with language - but because of how some people choose to express it. Instead of being constructive, like WereCat and a few others, we get people attacking me personally and OSNews as a whole merely because of a language-related misunderstanding.

THAT pisses me off. OSNews is not a one-way street where I just have to sit and be pretty, smile, and accept whatever verbal abuse is being flung my or OSNews' way.


Remember how I said you're condescending and being dickish. You're doing it again. I can't believe you edited the post to include such childish comments. That's shameful and unprofessional. It's been five years since I started reading OSNews daily but I can't come back after seeing how poorly you reacted to a little criticism. No one called you names, yet you chose to attack a commenter's intelligence. The OP was an obvious troll and you should've known better. Most other commenters simply pointed out that they were confused as well. One person seemed like they hadn't read a blog before. The closest I got was saying that you write casually and that's only because you do. This isn't like a large newspaper where style guides have to be adhered to. You write about your anecdotal experiences and personal opinions on (often politicized) matters. I mean, after all, it's a blog. Anyways, I have yet to see any "verbal abuse". Despite that, you've all but called anyone who was confused by the post lazy, ignorant and possibly stupid. It's honestly a bit shocking to see such a obviously emotional response come from someone who has been blogging consistently for what, seven years now? I think you need to step back and calm down before you start getting into it with commenters.

Edited 2012-08-04 19:18 UTC

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RE[14]: Random idea
by WereCatf on Sat 4th Aug 2012 21:01 in reply to "RE[13]: Random idea"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

we get people attacking me personally and OSNews as a whole merely because of a language-related misunderstanding.

THAT pisses me off. OSNews is not a one-way street where I just have to sit and be pretty, smile, and accept whatever verbal abuse is being flung my or OSNews' way.


This is one where I side with Thom: while it is clear he and I disagree on the introductionary part of this article it is still wrong to attack him or OSNews. OSNews isn't one of those large news syndicates, it's a lot more informal, not to mention that Thom isn't actually getting paid for what he does; with not getting actually paid for his work and the somewhat informal tone OSNews has maintained for YEARS there should be no expectancy of similar journalistic quality or objectivity as elsewhere -- not to be taken as an insult, Thom.

We're all supposedly adults here and being an adult means knowing when to stop, among other things. There are several comments now where people have pointed out how they felt and Thom has made it clear that he disagrees; we're not paying him yet he has heard us, and that's more-or-less all we should expect from him.

Now, both parties pull up your man-pants and shut the fuck up. This bickering contributes absolutely nothing.

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