If you want to know why AMB et al rail about New Media Douchebags both on our show, our individual sites/twitter accounts, etc., here, let me show you precisely why none of them are worth the raw element costs of their bodily wastes.
Yesterday, March 1st, 2012, MG Siegler, on his vomitously titled "Paris LeMON" site wrote, in "Prompts" the following:
The New York Times apparently wants us to have smartphones that prompt you to make sure you want to turn them on, prompt you to make sure you want to open an app, prompt you to make sure you want to send a tweet, prompt you to make sure you want to jump from an app to a web page, prompt you to make sure you want to adjust the brightness (a stranger may be able to read your phone more easily over your shoulder!!).
We’re one step away from a call for apps that prompt you if you’d like a prompt about something. Excuse me while I go hide in a hut in the woods and write a manifesto.
Okay? So we're clear, just adding prompts is not a solution, but a fucking pain in the ass that makes you hate using your device, right? This is bad, right?
Well, less than a fucking month ago, Siegler wrote, on 8 Feb. 2012, in his "Path, Not Pathological" idiocy:
Yes, it’s weird that Apple, which has the App Store approval process on lock-down and requires prompts for things like accessing location information doesn’t do the same for address book information. My understanding is that Apple has been looking at this issue and it will probably change in a future iOS update.
So prompts were good on February 8th, but twenty-two days later they were bad.
This. This kind of shit is why idiots like Siegler and all the rest should be ignored. Because they are fundamentally full of shit, and think you are so stupid that you would completely forget what they wrote not a month ago. Multiple times. From ""Stealing" Your Address Book" also on 8 February, 2012:
And again, from what I hear, Apple is likely to change this soon as well. But I’m with Curtis, I can’t understand why this unrestricted access was in place to begin with. I really can’t think of a good reason.
So on multiple occasions, Siegler was all in favor of prompts. Then on March 1st, oh no, what a stupid idea, prompts for all that. I mean, can you imagine how bad that could get?
Well *I* can, I was one of the first, and few people to say this shit is getting stupid. Siegler was all in favor of prompts. So what the fuck changed? Was February "Prompt Month" or something?
This is why you don't trust a fucking thing they say, and why you ignore, nay, actively mock their pretentious bullshit and whining: because at the end of the day, they only care about hit counts and attention. Everything else, including the truth, has no place compared to those.
Prompts are bad good, but only in February. I guess he gave that idea up for lent.
(correction thanks to Matt Madison)
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