Originally Posted by dfiler
Check out the title of this thread for one.
So let's see:
Kasper Jade reported on the three week delay in delivery that, "Apple now aims to begin shipping iTV (likely under a different product name) in late January or early February. They added that the additional time is necessary to fine-tune an embedded version of the Mac OS operating system that will reportedly run on the device -- a most vital component responsible for ensuring a flawless user experience on the consumer end."
In addition, a number of reports have surfaced that AppleTV, "…like iPhone…would run a scaled down variant of Apple's Mac OS X operating system."
Then Mossberg, after having gotten a pre-released AppleTV, and probably more 'inside' information than us peons, writes, "Apple TV is tiny, just about eight inches square and an inch high, far smaller than a typical DVD player or cable or satellite box, even though it packs in a 40-gigabyte hard disk, an Intel processor and a modified version of the Mac operating system. And it has a carefully limited set of functions." To which Appleinsider headlines, "Mossberg confirms: Apple TV runs Mac OS."
But you in your own brilliant analysis have defiled the pundits and declare that, "…he's (Mossberg) talking out of his ass about certain things." Now I can accept your assumption that he has erred, but, I can't for the life of me state why he would intentionally mislead us. His background would tell me otherwise. That said, however, reporters have (often) taken the fast route and have simply writen what others have inferred without due diligence. But to be so maliciously maligned as you have so done?
Whoops, I forgot. You did state, "…certain things." I gather you have other irrefutable evidence to add.
Hmmm. Mossberg or dfiler? Anyone?
By the way, love your handle, it seems to suits you to the 'T'.