Wait, what? You mean Apple is getting their supplier factories inspected as a PR exercise? No way dude! </sarcasm>
are you sorry because you’re sorry or are you sorry because you got caught?
Full frame…kind of magical words for many, including me. Since the Canon 5DmkII came out all the way back in November 2008 there has not been one full frame DSLR that shoots full HD video come out. Countless crop sensor cameras, but no full frame ones.
We sent a quick Tweet to Mr Bloom, saying the reviews (of camera gear) are cool but perhaps some editing on the writing might be a good idea. As the quote above suggests.
His response, since deleted from his Twitter stream, said; “@Article19 sorry but it’s a blog. Not a novel”, as if writing on a “blog” was an excuse for sentences not making any sense.
When we pointed that out he responded; “@Article19 free world. Free site. If my typos and mistakes annoy you there are many other places you can go to instead. Thanks! :)”
This Tweet has also been deleted.
We’re not sure what a “free world” has to do with anything but publishers might wish to take note that essentially telling your readers to like it or fuck off is not generally considered to be best practice. We are, of course, paraphrasing for dramatic effect.
Bad writing is annoying because when it is poorly constructed, badly punctuated and intercut with irrelevant images you don’t serve your purpose as a writer or your users purpose as readers.
You publish with the intent of getting people to read and understand you, so get someone with an eye for detail to read over it and correct it.
Here in TheLab™ we correct things often years afterward if we find a mistake because the writing is an historic record of what we produce. Mistakes are inevitable, but fixing them is easy.
Also, we don’t publish inside protective bubbles, criticism and contrary views are all part of the job, learn to deal with them because not everybody is going to kiss your ass.
does any editor ever read the shit that “tech” writers shovel? The NYT is not going after Apple because they are famous. The NYT is going after Apple because they profit the most from the bullshit working conditions “enjoyed” by many workers in China.
Add Brooke Crothers (seriously?) to a long list of assholes writing about this stuff.
This story, that comes on the back of a New York Times investigative report on the supply chains used by major tech companies in the west, gets all bitchy that said report focuses on Apple.
Just a few days ago Apple, and their legions of apologist bloggers who make sane people want to puke, were openly masturbating over how much money the company made during the last financial quarter in profits (£13Billion (US) if you’re interested).
The most profitable and the biggest company would and should be singled out because they are very obviously a major part of the problem, which is pointed out in the two pieces run by the NYT thus far.
If you want to fix the problem then you highlight the biggest trouble maker. You go after the dealer, not the junkies.
It’s also interesting that Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO, responded not to the questions put by The New York Times but in an open letter to employees.
This is classic PR bullshit 101, don’t talk to the journos that can pin you into a corner, put out a sanitised ”open letter” which is free from follow ups and direct attribution. Also, Mr Cook is the one credited with building Apple’s relentless supply chain.
Dickish beyond belief, from Cnet through Apple and all the way to the bloggers.
A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.
So Apple really doesn’t make things in the United States because the above would be considered unreasonable, dictatorial and perhaps even cruel. Because most western employers would never do such a thing and most western workers would, rightfully, tell their employer that the job would get done in normal working hours, screw the made up deadline to get the phones made.
Source: The New York Times
Red-faced bank officials would not comment, but sources say the funds were “uncleared” and he could not have withdrawn the money if he had tried.
Considering the money would have weighed about 98 Tonnes (metric) if it was in US Dollars we doubt he would have been able to just wander off down the street with it even if he could have withdrawn the cash.