Originally Posted by lamewing
First, sarcasm solves nothing, but it does make you look like an idiot.
Second, we don't expect EVERY bug to be found, but we do expect better QC than of recent from Apple.
First: Dude, relax. If you wish to think me an idiot, feel free. You have my permission. Whatev's.
My sarcasm is used to critique a person's assertions/arguments, not the person specificallyand do it in a way that amuses me. But, in general, I try to stay away from personal attacks, because I think that's mean-spirited and lowers the tone of discourse. If a person feels personally attacked
by something I say, I expect to be called on it. But satire and sarcasm have a rich and vibrant history, and in my case, isn't intended as a personal attack on anyone.
If I see a chance to eviscerate your argument with facts I can back up, I will, and I will dance on the charred and smoking remains of your argument that I've just eviscerated to death
(yes, I know what eviscerate means, and I know that it has no business being in the same sentence as "charred and smoking remains..." but that's me poking fun at my own literary style!). But I will still respect you as a person. Lord knows I've put my foot in my mouth enough times to lead someone to think it might be a favourite flavor or something.
I know there are people in the world much smarter than me, and I look forward to being educated by them. Part of that involves me asserting my position on things, and when I'm wrong, accepting that, and learning from it. But I think we can also have fun and knock each other around a bit as well.
It's the way I am with my friends anyway. Bottom line is, no harm is intended. If I do harm, I apologize.
Second: There's going to be a shakedown period in any product release. Even in Rev B, C, D & E iterations. Apple's a large company, and can't exactly turn on a dime when a problem crops up. For all the innovation they turn out every couple of years, I have to say I'm rather impressed that there aren't more
bugs and problems. To me, that shows they're doing pretty good. They're not just slapping stuff together and shoving it out the door. But that's my opinion. Feel free to disagree with me.