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[14]: Random idea
by flake on Sat 4th Aug 2012 19:03 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Random idea"
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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[15]: Random idea
by MOS6510 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 20:45 in reply to "RE[14]: Random idea"
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If you feel offended just ignore it and read another article. It's just way Thom is and others have made him aware of his weak points.

He won't change, but let's ignore the bad and enjoy the good.

Thom puts in a lot of work and on the outside it seems he's the only OSNews "team" member that actually does something. Without him it would be Game Over. So perhaps we should allow him some room to brutally attack us if that what it takes to have him continue putting time in this site.

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