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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

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#2 User is offline   ProfCarter 

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  Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

I'm so glad you read those "articles" so I don't have to.

I do have one question, though. How is it that you maintain your sanity confronting so much weapons-grade stupidity? I realize you are a mythical beast, but I find it hard to believe that you are completely impervious to this stuff.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

Maybe the article was a beta article and all the logical and stylistic bugs will be worked out before the gold master hitting his editor's desk?

Farhad the Oblivious said:

It doesn’t add many new features to your phone.

Translation: I couldn't understand the technical presentations at WWDC 2013 and the keynote was shorter than Google I/O's so Google must've added more features to Android than Apple did to iOS.
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  Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

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But offering your review of an unfinished developer beta? This we do not need.


Its called click bait. It's what tech bloggers do.
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  Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

What a hack. I am not surprised, knowing human nature as it is not as I wish it was, that there are people who will take such license to create controversy for s sense of self-importance and monetary gain, but who pays for such chaff and do people really believe it or is everyone so over-loaded with media intrusion on multiple fonts, that no one even notices?
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  Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:15 AM

SockRolid said:

But offering your review of an unfinished developer beta? This we do not need. Its called click bait. It's what tech bloggers do.


Yep and as long as enough people click he' and his lowly ilk will continue their National Enquiror of the internet role. Gullible people still open phishing emails so I doubt this will ever become unprofitable.
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  Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Farhat Manjoo said:

It doesn’t add many new features to your phone.


... maybe Mr. Majoo was addressing people whose "phone" isn't an iPhone?
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  Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

Thank goodness Fargon Ahchoo (sp?) is there to give us such keen insights into SEO.
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  Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

I don't feel like digging around to find out, but I'm wondering if he's an Android pimp and, if so, he's one of those who equated iOS7 with Android 2009 (or whatever year...) because if it's really "...a redesign that’s so immediately jarring and radical...", then wouldn't he be used to it already? How could it be "jarring and radical" if it's already "been there, done that"?
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  Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

"Farhad Manjoo says, “I think that subhead is unfortunate.”

Indeed! If only someone could do something about that!

Say, who wrote this piece, anyway?

By Farhad Manjoo

Oh, journalism. Why must you always be such a busted-up Rube Goldberg machine? "

Aw, come on, Macalope.

You know damn well that authors don't often get to write their own headlines and subheads.
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  Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:15 AM

Well he has to write *something.* Pity the poor tech columnist with a deadline. Farhad's a nice, thoughtful guy. But one way or another, the crap-tide of online <ahem> journalism</ahem> is pushing you to the wall ...

Never, ever stop with the writing, though.
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