Friday, January 6, 2012


I've been reading stuff for about 20 years.

It's original focus was to consolidate grass roots technical information from a variety of contributors in the technical community. It provided value with some pretty good technical information from the diverse group of folks that followed the site.

Tech Republic has migrated to having a couple editors publishing online articles and selling some aggregated technical info, but access remains free. They still allow contributions from the community, but are structured more along the lines of the editorial contributions.

I've found that the Tech Republic editors that write the articles, although they are adequate journalists, are pretty light on practical and technical experience.

A recent article proclaiming that Android tablets are dead in the marketplace seems to be so far from reality that I thought a comment was worthwhile.

As is often the case, the readers commenting on the article offer much better insight on what's happening than the author, in this case, Jason Hiner.

Hiner is obviously an Apple bigot. Apple buyers are fiercely loyal to the apple brand, so much so that they're willing to spend hundreds of dollars more than they would for other products.

Apple has good stuff, don't get me wrong. But in the iPad vs. Fire analysis I conducted, I decided to keep the extra $300 in my own wallet, thank you.

Here's Hiner's article. Again, the user comments at the end provide better insight and rip on Hiner for his perverse lack of insight and analytical skills.

Why Android tablets failed: A postmortem

In this case, I'm happy to observe that "The people have spoken".

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