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Brutal Review of Vulkano in NYT

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"A Device Sold Before Its Time"
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LOL. Why in the world would they ask the NYT to review it?
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Probably to get an average persons perspective.

I love showing my HTPCs off to people and telling them how easy it is...then they ask me to show them how to set one up and I watch their eyes glaze over once I start with a few details.
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Maybe the product is not made by Apple and the reviewer is a Apple fanboy?
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Originally Posted by Markolc81 View Post

Probably to get an average persons perspective.

I love showing my HTPCs off to people and telling them how easy it is...then they ask me to show them how to set one up and I watch their eyes glaze over once I start with a few details.

It's easier just to start people with hooking a laptop to a TV through the VGA or HDMI port. Most people who own laptops can figure that one out. Once they figure out how to play the videos on the laptop through the big screen the bug sets in
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Maybe the product is not made by Apple and the reviewer is a Apple fanboy?

He is an Apple fanboy. Just check out his Bio.
And yeah, live vladd sayd, the NYT are a joke when it comes to technology.
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Originally Posted by gazebo View Post

Maybe the product is not made by Apple and the reviewer is a Apple fanboy?

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Originally Posted by GreenEyez View Post

He is an Apple fanboy. Just check out his Bio.
And yeah, live vladd sayd, the NYT are a joke when it comes to technology.

I wouldn't quite call him a "fanboy". He definitely is willing to call out Apple on some things as noted in his followup to the above article:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/...ased-too-soon/

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How can these people blithely put things on the market, knowing full well they’re not ready?

I have a few theories.

1. The Be-Like-Apple Theory. Apple routinely puts out products that have flaws and glitches—and then, relatively quickly, puts out software fixes that solve them. MobileMe was a disaster when it first came out. So was iMovie ’08. The iPhone 4’s proximity sensor didn’t work until last week’s software patch, meaning that you’d be on a call and your cheek would randomly press on-screen buttons.

Yet for some reason, most people seem to give Apple a pass. “Well, they fixed it—isn’t that all that matters?” they say.

Maybe other companies think that they can pull off the same stunt. Collect the consumers’ money now, ship them something, and fix it later.

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My question was more along the lines of "This is definitely a tech gadget and there are 100 other publications that I can think of that would be better suited to review it."
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His review of this product is accurate. Mine is going back.

Willie
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