Originally Posted by JeffDM
I don't see how you think you know so much about the person to make such a scathing (though oddly hedged) judgement having been given so very little information about them.
You mean my comment about the guy who spends his time writing about Apple retail stores?
\ How much do you need to know? The article speaks for itself. But to be frank, my comment was kind of tongue in cheek. People do all sorts of weird stuff for a living and only when you dig deeper does it begin to make sense. (I won't tell you what I do cuz you'll smirk) But when you hire someone to fly a radio controlled helicopter to get shots of a roof under construction you have to be prepared to take some heat. If you fail to see how that exercise seems somewhat comic and lets face it, pointless, when reported on an Apple fan site, I'll have to start worrying about you, too. (just kidding, geeez!). For all I know the guy might primarily be researching from an architectural point of interest. I mean, I hope so. But whether he's a nut case or not, he's probably a very nice person. I really have no reason to think otherwise. Nutty? Sure, Nice? Why not?
The hedging was because I was kind of assuming he was not the helicopter guy himself but if he was and makes his primary living from flying radio controlled helicopters everything changes. Then the 'spying' on Apple retail stores under construction is just a hobby. Still crazy, but different.
Or did you mean my übergeek comment? Übergeek becasue he finds nothing odd about the story, Completely missing the point because he thought the comments (not just mine) was about the helicopter flying.