Marco Arment vs the verge

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    can someone explain what is going on here? there seems to be a big fight over something but very difficult to find out what exactly marco said to piss off the verge. Can't seem to tell from their historical tweets was it during a pod? Just wanted to know what happened not take sides as this post will probably be removed if that is the case.
     
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    Thanks, but still not clear exactly what marco said or did, is there a link to what he said before people jumped on it or tried to interpret it? Was it on B&A?

    Edit: I know JT mentions it but how did marco do it?
     
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    Nope. Marco didnt talk about the "other" issue and the JT issue came up after B&A.
     
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    Here is the original post from Marco.

    Here is Gruber's follow-up.
     
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    marco's remarks here are pretty incendiary.

     
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    ahh thnx! apparently it is off marco.org but still there w direct link. thnx again.
     
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    The Box isn't so bad. A lot of the Acer Atom cheap-o desktops had that shape before the Mini shrunk. And it looks quite a bit different. The laptop is a bit eye-rolling, "We changed it from light gray to dark gray".

    On the actual article, I see Marco's point but don't find it particularly egregious, especially since it's not a review but a news report about an announcement. His snarky little bit, while it is probably true, didn't match the article. Topolsky's response is a bit harsh, with lots of name calling but then again the guy really pisses me off so maybe that's masking my perception.
     
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    Just the box, the laptop. Eh.

    I don't follow Topolsky so I can't say either way. But you have to love the fighting between those on the web, whether it is a blog, news site etc.
     
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    Marco was right about the new HP Spectre series, but I think mentioning it in every article with an Apple-inspired design would get tiresome.

    The Chromebox actually looks more like the original Apple TV to me and not the current Mac mini.
     
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    So basicly 2 apple fanboy blogs insult someone who does not worship Apple.

    You know all marco arment did is prove why Apple fanboys and those blogs are not respected.
     
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    How exactly do you figure that?
     
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    Because Daring Fireball and Obama Pacman are about the two stupidest sites on the internet. I can understand liking Apple, but making up and giving stories ridiculous spins so your favorite company comes up in the brightest, shiniest light possible is about stupid.

    There's something about Apple that turns otherwise normal people into severely braindamaged 4 year olds as soon as they hear mention of the company.

    YAARRRR INNNOVAYSHUN ERRDDER BLAR COPIED HURRRRR IT JUST WERKZ!
     

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