Paul Thurrott's Biased iPhone Review

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nutmac, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Talk about a hypocrite.

    Zune review
    The front side features a surprisingly large widescreen display, which is vertically oriented and obviously quite a bit bigger than an iPod display.

    iPhone first impressions
    However, don't believe claims that the iPhone's screen is widescreen, as it is actually much closer to 4:3 than it is to true 16:9 or 16:10.​

    FYI, Zune has 4:3 LCD (320x240) and iPhone has 15:10 LCD (480x320).

    1.33:1 = 4:3 (Zune, SDTV)
    1.50:1 = 15:10 (iPhone)
    1.60:1 = 16:10 (widescreen computer display)
    1.78:1 = 16:9 (HDTV)
     
  2. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

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    He has been proven time and time again to be a no talent ass clown and an utter microsoft hack:eek:
     
  3. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    That's perhaps the best term for him.

    If I weren't a slacker, I'd be tempted to get a picture of him and adorn it with a red rubber nose, rainbow curly wig, and sphincter.

    Cookies for anyone who does this.

    Double cookies for anyone who portrays the sphincter being joyously penetrated by Steve Ballmer.
     
  4. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    Wow , thanks for that, Paul. Very useful information.
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Isn't "Paul Thurrott Biased" a double negative? They're pretty much synonyms.
     
  6. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    "My dog, a half-Cocker Spaniel half-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, sniffed at it for over twenty seconds, but likely because I was eating new Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch™ Doritos."
     
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    She married him. I mean come on... common sense is prob. not something she has a lot of.

    No offense to her of course.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    "es, Apple should be applauded by bringing a real, PC-like Web experience to a mobile device as its done by providing a near-full-featured version of Safari on the iPhone. And yeah, the zooming and display stuff is top-notch, absolutely. But it's Safari, a second-rate Web experience at best,"

    Is he being serious here? Safari is second-rate? Compared to what? If Safari is second-rate, what is IE?


    "the iPhone is decidedly not compatible with Microsoft's Exchange Server. When you select this option, it actually tells you that Exchange must be configured for IMAP support for this feature to work. Doy."

    Is he stupid?
     
  9. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Safari's definitely my favorite browser right now. I got completely disgusted with Firefox...
     
  10. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Thurrott is the Fox News of the tech world -- he reinvents facts (or in this case, math) to serve his needs. He's such a disgrace to tech journalism.
     
  11. GSV macrumors member

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    What's he trying to say? People with normally sized fingers have a harder time with the keyboard than people like him with huge fingers? Or is he speaking for all people everywhere that the virtual keyboard is harder than using a plastic one? Is it possible he just lacks hand-eye coordination?
     
  12. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    He definitely lacks brain-mouth coordination.
     
  13. DonWilson macrumors member

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    A msft fanboy who doesn't like the iphone, shocking!
     
  14. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    It's not just that. My issue -- and I suspect the same of many people who have actually followed Thurrott's work over the years -- is that he so vehemently claims to be neutral. I have less of a problem with people who just say "I don't like Apple stuff, I don't like Apple". You know exactly what to expect out of them, and that's fine with me. They have their preferences, and they make it clear.

    But Thurrott constantly puts on airs about being non-biased. He occasionally will write a scathing piece on something MS has done...but it's so infrequent, you can almost hear him thinking, "Oh yeah, it's about time I write something negative about them so I can still fool some people into thinking I'm a legitimate journalist." And whenever he does write something negative, it's almost always about a beta product or something that can be equally "excused" for not being great.

    When he does Apple pieces -- as an attempt to say "See, I don't just cover Microsoft!" -- what pisses me off isn't the conclusions he comes to, but how he gets there. Because of the way he tries to always compare apples to oranges (no pun intended)...for example, he bitches that every 10.x update of OS X isn't as major as a whole new Windows version, so really all you're getting with 10.x updates is coughing up $129 for a "service pack". He goes fundamentally wrong when he tries to directly compare the two. Yes, Windows versions (XP, Vista) are indeed bigger updates than an OS X 10.x update...but an OS X 10.x update is a hell of a lot bigger than a Windows service pack. He automatically tries to shoehorn everything he writes about into the "Microsoft universe", and when it doesn't fit just right, well...no wonder he comes up with screwed-up conclusions. EARTH TO PAUL: Different products, different business plans. Guess what: YOU'RE A BIASED IDIOT.
     
  15. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    if safari is a 3rd rate web browser, id love to know what IE is!
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    An amusing and yet accurate description of Thurrott. :D :cool:


    I agree, Paul Thurrott & Biased pretty much go hand in hand. :rolleyes:
     

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