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Fact Checking Paul Thurrott: Bad Info in the Echo Chamber

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#31 statm1

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:08

If there's any truth to a start menu possibly coming with it, he wants to be the first to show it and talk about how great it is while he tries to throw it in the faces of other "reviewers" and "journalists". Quoted because the guy is neither of those himself. He will then find a way to keep attacking it after a little while to try getting his hands on builds of Windows 9.

Not taking one side or the other but.... So does that mean that everyone that writes for the magazine "Windows IT Pro" isn't a journalist?




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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:33

I'm referring to Thurrott alone and nobody else. Where did you get the idea I meant any writer featured on that site?

I quoted reviewer and journalists because IMHO he is neither of those. When I said throw it in the faces of others, I meant anyone from other sites that's reporting on the same stuff. He tries hard to beat out others and gets soo enraged when he can't that his true side appears.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 15:42

This'll be Paul in the next couple of years:

 

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:01

I would be very shocked if he doesn't already do that.

Google and find any kind of video of him where he is with others. I've seen a few where he is just sitting there, looking a little twitchy as if he is on something or he's trying hard not to rage-out. Then others where he clearly gets annoyed if others are being talked to besides him.

Any video of him around other people. You can see that he honestly believes he is superior to the others. Very smug. He also had a thing, don't know if he still does it, where he constantly talked over others. That's one thing that annoys me to no end. When people talk over others as if what that person is saying means nothing.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:08

When "tech journalists" start to take themselves too seriously and believe whatever they say is gospel when in fact most of the time their info isn't even first hand, more like second or third hand information passed along various channels. Haha oh well I had a chuckle!



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 22:18

I'm referring to Thurrott alone and nobody else. Where did you get the idea I meant any writer featured on that site?

I quoted reviewer and journalists because IMHO he is neither of those. When I said throw it in the faces of others, I meant anyone from other sites that's reporting on the same stuff. He tries hard to beat out others and gets soo enraged when he can't that his true side appears.

You said he wasn't a journalist so since he writes for Windows IT Pro then that must mean everyone that works for Windows IT Pro isn't a journalist either.. That's all..



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 16:07

referring to the leak with the pinned metro apps on the taskbar :rolleyes:

But I do have a few more tidbits to share about Windows 8.1 Update 1. Indeed, had this not leaked this morning, I would have revealed it on Windows Weekly today.

first, it was, BUILD was going to be where Microsoft lays out the vision for windows 9,how it was supposed to be a big deal,and now he's told windows 9 is nothing too big.

Before signing off, here's one more semi-related tidbit: After someone pointed out that the year-long delta between the April 2014 announcement of Windows 9 and the April 2015 release was only a year, I started asking around about this, and how Microsoft would be planning a major release in such a short time. (An issue that is made all the worse by current uncertainties around the company's reorg and CEO ascension.) Last night, I was told not to expect much from Windows 9 and that it would be similar to Window 8.1 in scope. Fundamental changes are not coming, I was told.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:33

You said he wasn't a journalist so since he writes for Windows IT Pro then that must mean everyone that works for Windows IT Pro isn't a journalist either.. That's all..

I said:

If there's any truth to a start menu possibly coming with it, he wants to be the first to show it and talk about how great it is while he tries to throw it in the faces of other "reviewers" and "journalists". Quoted because the guy is neither of those himself.

I explained in that very post why I quoted those two words. In no way did I imply everyone who writes for that site.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:23


I explained in that very post why I quoted those two words. In no way did I imply everyone who writes for that site.

In no way did I say you implied that everyone isn't one. I am saying that he writes there so he's a journalist. Look up the definition.