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Thurrott != Thoreau

Looking for a bigger idiot than Robert Scoble*? Look no further than Paul Thurrott who, unlike Scoble, actually is an idiot. The comments here don't make him an idiot, but they're easily poked with sticks:

Although iTunes integrates easily with the award-winning iPod, it doesn't support any of the hundreds of other portable audio players on the market, nor does it support Microsoft's pervasive Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, which most other music stores use.

Despite these changes, the PC-based competition still handily beats iPhoto.

In the PC world, we finally have decent and even superior alternatives to iMovie 4.

I love iDVD and wish something as nice was available on the PC side. However, the PC side does have slightly less elegant but somewhat more full-featured products.

I'm not a musician, so I question the value of including an application such as GarageBand in iLife '04.

Uhm, yeah.

* Robert knows I pick on him not out of spite or disdain but because he can take it and dish it out as well. Plus, I'm still waiting for that gift he promised me. 🙂

9 Responses to "Thurrott != Thoreau"

  1. Well, his last comment is perfectly valid. After all, iLife ’04 was made just for him, wasn't it?

  2. Oh geez. 🙂

  3. He picked on me once. I made the ludicrous suggestion that you use your iPod as a hard drive (this was, apparently, "advanced use", or something).

    Scoble at least tries for conversation, Thurrott just left nasty remarks in my blog comments (then slagged me further in his, which you will note contains neither trackback nor comments).

  4. I don't see him as an idiot just a person who is throwing out any credit he had to keep his bread and butter coming.

    I use to read his stuff when I had to use a Windows machine in addition to my mac, because it was nicely layout information about things I didn't care about hunting around for. true since I never compared it anything I can't really justify that as an reason that he had creditable writing.

    If Apple won the OS wars in 4 years from now after microsoft lost all their money trying to promote, fix, and update longhorn, he would write possitively about the Mac platform because he's scum.

    Give examples to back up those wild statements paul and then we'll take. Which software is better than iMovie? Which iPhoto cataloging software is better than iPhoto? And to quote your site

    "Apple has implemented some basic desktop composition features in Mac OS X "Panther." But the basic problem with Mac OS X isn't going away: It's a classic desktop operating system that doesn't offer anything in the way of usability advancements over previous desktop operating systems. Today, Windows XP and its task-based interface are far superior to anything in Mac OS X. In the future, Longhorn will further distance Windows from OS X. From a graphical standpoint, there won't be any comparison. Longhorn is far more impressive technically than Panther."

    What are these impressive technologies are far superior?

  5. Anyone who thinks a task based user interface is a good thing needs to look at Adobe PhotoDeluxe - remember that stinking turd?

  6. Weird, it removed my name from my comment above. I'm Robert Scoble. Thanks Gregg, I do try. I even listen to people say I'm an idiot. Why? Cause usually they are right. 🙂

  7. Longhorn is far more impressive technically than Panther.

    I love it! And while we're comparing unreleased operating systems to current ones, I would also point out that Mac OS X 10.4 is far more impressive technically than Windows XP.

  8. Last time I checked, the iPod isn't the only device that iTunes works with. It was compatible with MP3 players well before the iPod existed. Has that changed?

    - Scott

  9. "Microsoft's pervasive Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, which most other music stores use."

    Pervasive? That's hilarious. MP3 is pervasive. WMA is an also-ran.

    Most other music stores? You mean those exploding media failures? Who cares what they use.


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