What is MacWorld anyway?
Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:27 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:14 AM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:46 AM
I've been reading computer magazines for the past 30 years. Do you know who slammed Microsoft the hardest (by breadth of influence) over those years? PC Magazine! Not that the other magazines gave them a reprieve either. If Macworld is to have credibility as the largest print publication for the Mac, it needs to lead, which means not only telling you what you want to hear.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:45 AM
This post has been edited by EGM: 09 March 2013 - 08:45 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:14 AM
You think that's bad? I just got a PCWorld newsletter LOL! Yeah, I unsubscribed faster than...a very fast thing. But the sender was "Macworld Help Desk" and it had the subject line, "Why cross-platform gaming is Microsoft's secret weapon." Weird. I think it's IDG's attempt at going out of business with a bang.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:21 AM
More lulz from our friends at PCWorld: "Now that Windows 8 plays nice with phones and tablets, Microsoft can finally do cross-platform gaming right. Let's hope it doesn't screw it up." (emphasis added for clarity and hilarity)
So yeah, I'd say PCWorld is even harsher on MS than Macworld "seems" to be on Apple.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:11 AM
I have no problem with the article itself, but I do think the photos and graphics that accompany Macworld articles these days are inane. Screenshots and product photos are fine when they serve to illustrate a reviewed product or demonstrate a technique. But these silly photo compositions only detract from the content.
They're not clever, they're not informative, and they make it look like you have some graphics people who are just making up work to stay on the payroll.
This post has been edited by technologist: 15 March 2013 - 11:11 AM