Originally Posted by webarnes
Setting aside comments about nerds, grammar, and whether women prefer iPhone or Android, it does seem to me that AI is running an awful lot of negative posts about Android.Note: This is my first post. I have been reading AI for about 18 months (since I got my first Mac) but I haven't felt the urge to comment strongly enough to register for the forum.
I read this site for news about Apple, patent filings, Mac features and tips. I don't read it for weekly (and lately, nearly daily) rants about why Android isn't as good as the iPhone. I've skipped over it for months, but it bothers me. Why the constant negativity?
I've looked at some Android blogs and they all write like they're kids on Christmas morning. They're so excited about Gingerbread (hehe, good timing) and getting games that have been on the iPhone for months or years. AI lately feels bitter, angry and (most of all) defensive. It's like you can't stand seeing people excited about tech. And it's rubbing off on the tone of almost every article.
There is no joy here except in reconfirming that Apple is still on top. But where does that get any of us? I don't work for Apple, most of you don't either. Why should an iPhone owner be so obsessed with attacking some other person's phone choice?
Someone is going to reply to this and say: "Android users always talk about what their phone can do that the iPhone can't". But that's to be expected. The iPhone is the stick against which all other smartphones are measured and probably will continue to be for quite a while. It's no reason to be so negative.
[Edit] Island Hermit made a good point
: the current article is not a great example of negative attitude. This comment is in reply to the previous comments and not so much in reply to the article.
Let me tell you why we post as we do, a long time ago I changed from M$ to Apple because of my terrible experience with windoze, unfortunately I still have to use this pile of crap at work.
I hate it with a passion, but I have no choice.
Also don't like having 3rd degree burns when I pick up my MBP because of that other pile of crap that is called Adobe Flash. I have turned it off, and now my MBP runs cooler and quicker.
I kick myself that I didn't do it earlier. I don't care for those Apple-haters who still refuse to accept the facts that Flash is shit. What further proof do they need ?
Google as a company I despise for their sneaky under-handed way they steel confidential information and try to pass it off as a mistake, really ? I'm a programmer, what sort of programmers do they employ there, retards ?
I especially don't like being targeted by ads, did you read the article about the guy in England who lost his laptop, when it was returned there were ads specifically targeting him to purchase a new laptop ? The only way Google could know of this is if they sniffed his private emails. To prove this wasn't his paranoia, the same thing happened when he was searching for a Lawyer via emails to friends. Do no evil ? Thats what the communists proclaimed in the USSR.
As for Android, I have really no feelings one way or the other, except that they are competitors to Apple, hence I want them to fail, but Apple being super successful, imagine what products we would have. Apple was in the dumps, and yet came out with the idevices, just imagine what they could do with no pressure on them.
I have never used an android phone and will never use one, I have read enough about them and no need to regurgitate their failings and very poor design/user experience.
Now lets get to the heart of the matter, I don't go on android or M$ friendly blog sites, I have no need, why should I ? I go on Apple-centric ones like AI. For information mainly.
What I really hate is those Apple-haters who have parked their carcasses and refuse to move.
Always comment with personal attacks on Apple fans and would you believe it Steve Jobs, why do they do this ? They are never articulate and I think are pimply 15 year old nerds who cannot get girl friends so play with their phones instead, so sad.
I just want them off our site, thats all.