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Old 07-26-2008, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by John D. Muccigrosso
Please. Read almost anything by John Markoff that mentions Apple. The guy's been anti-Cupertino for decades. His latest is on Jobs' health.

It's only with OS X and the iPod that the Times has been giving Apple some good press...along with hiring David Pogue.

Couldn't be that Apple's amazing commercial and design successes have anything to do with the recent positive coverage, could it?

No, it couldn't actually. If you read the articles and know anything about the way Windows/PCs and Mac OS X/Macintosh computers developed you would see that there are several articles in the Times that have gross errors about the history of the two products and a strong bias that approaches advertising. They have absolutely nothing to do with Apple's amazing commercial and design successes. Suggesting that Windows Vista is really version 12 and is based directly on Windows 1 has nothing to do with Apple's amazing commercial and design successes. Writing an article about bloatware that ends with a link to pcdecrapifier.com has nothing to do with Apple's amazing commercial and design successes. Nothing in either of those articles has anything to do with Apple's amazing commercial and design successes. If they had talked about the differences in the design and structure of the two operating systems that led to Apple's amazing commercial and design successes or perhaps discussed why apple computers came with less trial software and how that may lead to Apple's amazing commercial and design successes, then yes you would be right. Perhaps they could talk about how Microsoft designed Windows NT, which through incremental changes evolved into Windows Vista, and how that process may have led to an overly complex piece of software on slower computers, then they could have compared that to Apple's amazing commercial and design successes. Unfortunately they don't. They are just embarrassingly poorly researched articles. This doesn't have anything to do with being anti-Cupertino or anti-PC; this is about bad journalism.
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