Recently, Zach Epstein of BGR blasted non-Apple tablets in a featured editorial. In the article, Epstein makes the argument that tablet makers are somehow “doing it wrong” by not following Apple’s tested and proven format, or by a lack of innovation. Unfortunately, his article does little to convince me that tablet makers haven’t already followed Apple’s lead, nor does he convince me that they don’t have an eye toward innovation.
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I’ll admit, I frequent phone-related online sites and forums. I do it for two reasons: to help people with their problems, and to advertise this very site. One thing I do not use online sites for is to pick a fight.
I see fighters all the time - people who are upset about something, people who are looking to vent their frustrations, and people who simply want to be a jerk. Usually, I try to avoid them. But sometimes, their statements are so outlandish that I find myself wrestling with the need to respond.
The truth is, online discussion is flawed. Hell, even this site is flawed, despite our best efforts. But at the end of the day I fall asleep comfortably knowing that I’m trying to do right by those I talk to. I’m not a fight picker. But I have no problem being a cause taker.
Passion drives people to do many things. Some may have a passion for their religion. Some may have passion for a good cause. One might be passionate about art, while another may be passionate about football. Yes, the human condition includes being passionate about something you believe in, be it small or large.
Nothing brings out more passion in people than a heated discussion about phones, phone companies, and phone plans.