Steven Levy of Newsweek blogs

Oh, Steven Levy, why are you trying to mess up a good deal? We all know that Apple doesn’t consider bloggers worthy of talking to. So, now that you’re blogging, aren’t you afraid that Steve won’t call you up anymore and give you exclusive looks at iPods and other things?

But, seriously, welcome to the bloggy world. I am real sorry I missed you when you dropped by the BlogHaus. I hear that both you and John Markoff of the New York Times dropped by and stayed for a couple of hours (I was working on the show floor when they dropped by).

So, does that mean that John is going to start blogging too?

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116 thoughts on “Steven Levy of Newsweek blogs

  1. Whether or not Apple considers bloggers worthy of talking to, that doesn’t mean that Apple doesn’t find it worthy to talk to journalists who blog.

    There’s a huge difference. As you show everyday.

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  2. Whether or not Apple considers bloggers worthy of talking to, that doesn’t mean that Apple doesn’t find it worthy to talk to journalists who blog.

    There’s a huge difference. As you show everyday.

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  3. Why all the trashing of Apple again Robert? You doing some background work for MS again?

    Off the top of my head I read HANDS ON reports from Engadget and Gizmodo on the new iPhone where they were given 15 minutes with it to make calls, listen to the music, play with the internet, ask relative questions, etc.. I’d call that considering bloggers as actual news people.

    Or would an interview with Bill Gates and asking him what he has on his Zune for music rather then what DRM he has on the Zune mean that you’re considered more of a journalist?

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  4. Why all the trashing of Apple again Robert? You doing some background work for MS again?

    Off the top of my head I read HANDS ON reports from Engadget and Gizmodo on the new iPhone where they were given 15 minutes with it to make calls, listen to the music, play with the internet, ask relative questions, etc.. I’d call that considering bloggers as actual news people.

    Or would an interview with Bill Gates and asking him what he has on his Zune for music rather then what DRM he has on the Zune mean that you’re considered more of a journalist?

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  5. You are a freaking moron. Both Engadget and Gizmodo got one-on-one time with Apple VPs this week. In fact, Gizmodo had the first hands-on of the iPhone on the net.

    The only person not worth talking to is you. You regularly make moronic statements to get hits and completly ignore the realities of technology market.

    Wow, your pet project the tablet really set the world on fire. Oh, by the way, where’s the Apple Tablet you claimed was coming this year? Didn’t you say everything you predicted was released by Apple?

    Aren’t you the same guy who compared CES and Macworld, after you had attended Macworld during the afternoon of the last day of the conference?

    And oh by the way, just because you own Macs doesn’t mean that you can expect to be able to make idiotic statements about Apple and not get called on it.

    Idiot.

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  6. You are a freaking moron. Both Engadget and Gizmodo got one-on-one time with Apple VPs this week. In fact, Gizmodo had the first hands-on of the iPhone on the net.

    The only person not worth talking to is you. You regularly make moronic statements to get hits and completly ignore the realities of technology market.

    Wow, your pet project the tablet really set the world on fire. Oh, by the way, where’s the Apple Tablet you claimed was coming this year? Didn’t you say everything you predicted was released by Apple?

    Aren’t you the same guy who compared CES and Macworld, after you had attended Macworld during the afternoon of the last day of the conference?

    And oh by the way, just because you own Macs doesn’t mean that you can expect to be able to make idiotic statements about Apple and not get called on it.

    Idiot.

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  7. Great Job Robert, tell the real story of Apple. Don’t let all these fan boys get you down. Finally there is someone in the popular blogoshpere that doesn’t give Apple slack just because they’re Appple.

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  8. Great Job Robert, tell the real story of Apple. Don’t let all these fan boys get you down. Finally there is someone in the popular blogoshpere that doesn’t give Apple slack just because they’re Appple.

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  9. I’m relatively new to this scene and one of the few bloggers from South Africa, but I must say I’m continually surprised at the amount of abuse that anyone who even jokes about an Apple product gets!. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see the same reaction from Microsoft users when they get slagged (and that seems to be a lot), I don’t think that it’s because they don’t care either, maybe they are a more civilised bunch of chaps. Can’t we all just get along?.

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  10. I’m relatively new to this scene and one of the few bloggers from South Africa, but I must say I’m continually surprised at the amount of abuse that anyone who even jokes about an Apple product gets!. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see the same reaction from Microsoft users when they get slagged (and that seems to be a lot), I don’t think that it’s because they don’t care either, maybe they are a more civilised bunch of chaps. Can’t we all just get along?.

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  11. Engadget and Gizmodo are two of my favorite sites, but they certainly don’t seem like personal blogs to me. Plus, they both have millions of page views a day now during key events.

    Fine, don’t invite me, but invite some Z list bloggers and then I’ll know they want to talk with bloggers.

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  12. Engadget and Gizmodo are two of my favorite sites, but they certainly don’t seem like personal blogs to me. Plus, they both have millions of page views a day now during key events.

    Fine, don’t invite me, but invite some Z list bloggers and then I’ll know they want to talk with bloggers.

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  13. Just because apple thinks bloggers are iLosers, doesn’t mean you can’t love them for the bill gates commercials that are soooo funny.

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  14. Bloggers and vloggers create their own worth and there are a lot of worthy bottom-uppers out there.

    Apple produced the tools I needed to create my video podcast. Apple also hosts the ultimate worldwide venue, iTunes to display my video podcast. Awesome.

    After watching the presentation Jobs gave to MacWorld I was eagerly awaiting him to touch on Video Podcasting and how it will explode with AppleTV. No such luck. But, we all know it’s coming…

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  15. Just because apple thinks bloggers are iLosers, doesn’t mean you can’t love them for the bill gates commercials that are soooo funny.

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  16. Bloggers and vloggers create their own worth and there are a lot of worthy bottom-uppers out there.

    Apple produced the tools I needed to create my video podcast. Apple also hosts the ultimate worldwide venue, iTunes to display my video podcast. Awesome.

    After watching the presentation Jobs gave to MacWorld I was eagerly awaiting him to touch on Video Podcasting and how it will explode with AppleTV. No such luck. But, we all know it’s coming…

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  17. where’s the list of “Z list” bloggers (whatever the hell that measn) that Ballmer and Ozzie regularly talk to?

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  18. where’s the list of “Z list” bloggers (whatever the hell that measn) that Ballmer and Ozzie regularly talk to?

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  19. LayZ – you stretch every statement made by scoble and give a new meaning to it. Ballmer and Ozzie at least talk to ‘some bloggers’. Scoble meant ‘at least Z list’ and not ‘just Z list'( and you know what he meant). Sometimes your word-by-word analysis on scoble’s post and out of context quotes are silly.

    BTW, Why are apple fanboys so intolerant of alternate views? I dont even see them engaging in a proper conversation. It’s just name calling and proving that Microsoft also did it. Cmon guys, don’t be so defensive. If apple is the best damn thing in the market you shouldn’t have to compare it to the ‘lowly MSFT’ everytime.

    I think high scool bullies are better than the fanboys.

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  20. LayZ – you stretch every statement made by scoble and give a new meaning to it. Ballmer and Ozzie at least talk to ‘some bloggers’. Scoble meant ‘at least Z list’ and not ‘just Z list'( and you know what he meant). Sometimes your word-by-word analysis on scoble’s post and out of context quotes are silly.

    BTW, Why are apple fanboys so intolerant of alternate views? I dont even see them engaging in a proper conversation. It’s just name calling and proving that Microsoft also did it. Cmon guys, don’t be so defensive. If apple is the best damn thing in the market you shouldn’t have to compare it to the ‘lowly MSFT’ everytime.

    I think high scool bullies are better than the fanboys.

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  21. Someone expresses his view on his own blog and gets such abuse.

    If he annoys you that much, why come here? Or do some of you guys just like aggravation?

    Surely there’s no need to be rude.

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  22. Someone expresses his view on his own blog and gets such abuse.

    If he annoys you that much, why come here? Or do some of you guys just like aggravation?

    Surely there’s no need to be rude.

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  23. Scoble,

    It’s not Apple’s job to make your blogging fantasies come true by talking to every Z-list blogger out there.

    You are so transparent it’s not even funny. You want failure for Apple because it validates this insane notion you have that a company has to blog in order to market succesfully.

    The fact that your theory has been flat-out proven wrong time after time doesn’t matter. All the negative crap you post about Apple is really all about your ego.

    You and I both know it. And again, owning Macs doesn’t mean you can spew crap without being called on it.

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  24. Scoble,

    It’s not Apple’s job to make your blogging fantasies come true by talking to every Z-list blogger out there.

    You are so transparent it’s not even funny. You want failure for Apple because it validates this insane notion you have that a company has to blog in order to market succesfully.

    The fact that your theory has been flat-out proven wrong time after time doesn’t matter. All the negative crap you post about Apple is really all about your ego.

    You and I both know it. And again, owning Macs doesn’t mean you can spew crap without being called on it.

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  25. “It’s not Apple’s job to make your blogging fantasies come true by talking to every Z-list blogger out there”

    Where does scoble say this?

    “All the negative crap you post about Apple is really all about your ego”
    What about the negative crap you post about anti-apple views?

    “You want failure for Apple because it validates this insane notion you have that a company has to blog in order to market succesfully”

    Bravo. If only you put your analysis skills to productive use…We could have had the next google.

    Mujibur, You clearly aren’t able to undertstand that there can be more than 1 view about things. I feel sorry for you. But alls not lost. Keep trying. you might (remotely possible) develop some tolerance and that thing called common sense soon.

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  26. “It’s not Apple’s job to make your blogging fantasies come true by talking to every Z-list blogger out there”

    Where does scoble say this?

    “All the negative crap you post about Apple is really all about your ego”
    What about the negative crap you post about anti-apple views?

    “You want failure for Apple because it validates this insane notion you have that a company has to blog in order to market succesfully”

    Bravo. If only you put your analysis skills to productive use…We could have had the next google.

    Mujibur, You clearly aren’t able to undertstand that there can be more than 1 view about things. I feel sorry for you. But alls not lost. Keep trying. you might (remotely possible) develop some tolerance and that thing called common sense soon.

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  27. @14 – totally agree with you.

    Fanboys love flamewars. And we don’t expect them to be capable of posting anything meaningful. But to the least, they shouldn’t stoop to personal attacks. But hey, that would mean being civil – Again not something these fanboys are capable of.

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  28. @14 – totally agree with you.

    Fanboys love flamewars. And we don’t expect them to be capable of posting anything meaningful. But to the least, they shouldn’t stoop to personal attacks. But hey, that would mean being civil – Again not something these fanboys are capable of.

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  29. Are all apple fanboys such morons?, or are you lucky ? At least they are leaving some other poor sucker alone. They can have their proprietary, overpriced and pretty apple toys. I just go for value for money. I mean the new phone, GSM !!!!

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  30. Are all apple fanboys such morons?, or are you lucky ? At least they are leaving some other poor sucker alone. They can have their proprietary, overpriced and pretty apple toys. I just go for value for money. I mean the new phone, GSM !!!!

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  31. I consider myself a relatively sane and platform agnostic webdeveloper. I use OS X more than anything else, but I’m not religious about it or anything.

    So I’m trying to figure out what’s behind the huge concentration of Apple hate that’s been building up Ghostbusters II-style since Steve Jobs’s keynote this Tuesday. It’s not simply criticism, or potshots like the ones you’ve been taking: it’s hate, oozing out of almost every tech journalist and blogger without an obvious Apple bias; gushing out of diggers and commenters. It seems like everyone wants to slime Apple.

    At first I was thinking it was because Apple upstaged CES. It seems like mostly industry people who are pissed. Mainstream non-tech journalists are generally down with the jPhone.

    Then I was thinking it was the way it was introduced as the Next Big Thing, and how some people just have a natural resistance to ideas like that.

    Do you have any insight into this?

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  32. I consider myself a relatively sane and platform agnostic webdeveloper. I use OS X more than anything else, but I’m not religious about it or anything.

    So I’m trying to figure out what’s behind the huge concentration of Apple hate that’s been building up Ghostbusters II-style since Steve Jobs’s keynote this Tuesday. It’s not simply criticism, or potshots like the ones you’ve been taking: it’s hate, oozing out of almost every tech journalist and blogger without an obvious Apple bias; gushing out of diggers and commenters. It seems like everyone wants to slime Apple.

    At first I was thinking it was because Apple upstaged CES. It seems like mostly industry people who are pissed. Mainstream non-tech journalists are generally down with the jPhone.

    Then I was thinking it was the way it was introduced as the Next Big Thing, and how some people just have a natural resistance to ideas like that.

    Do you have any insight into this?

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  33. Sam: huh?

    Apple has been the beneficiary of more blog hype than 2700 companies at CES put together!

    And, so a few of us pointing out some negatives is the equivilent of “hate?” Get real dude and get some perspective. Go back and read TechMeme every day this week and look at the quantity of words written about Apple. Most of them are in total awe of Apple’s new products. Not to mention that Apple’s stock price went way up this week.

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  34. Sam: huh?

    Apple has been the beneficiary of more blog hype than 2700 companies at CES put together!

    And, so a few of us pointing out some negatives is the equivilent of “hate?” Get real dude and get some perspective. Go back and read TechMeme every day this week and look at the quantity of words written about Apple. Most of them are in total awe of Apple’s new products. Not to mention that Apple’s stock price went way up this week.

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  35. Pat: Are all apple fanboys such morons?

    Not at all. Just passionate about Apple. Which is something that a lot of others don’t have. Apple people actually love their products. If you always go for value for money, and have it as your first priority, you’re bound to not give a toss about what you purchase and use.

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  36. Pat: Are all apple fanboys such morons?

    Not at all. Just passionate about Apple. Which is something that a lot of others don’t have. Apple people actually love their products. If you always go for value for money, and have it as your first priority, you’re bound to not give a toss about what you purchase and use.

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  37. Robert: And, so a few of us pointing out some negatives is the equivilent of “hate?” Get real dude and get some perspective.

    Excellent point, Robert. Reading your blog regularly I sense some (even a little) Apple love coming from you. So no, there’s no hate there. Like you’ve said, your family is loaded with Apple Inc. products too. 🙂

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  38. Robert: And, so a few of us pointing out some negatives is the equivilent of “hate?” Get real dude and get some perspective.

    Excellent point, Robert. Reading your blog regularly I sense some (even a little) Apple love coming from you. So no, there’s no hate there. Like you’ve said, your family is loaded with Apple Inc. products too. 🙂

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  39. According to Jobs, this is how they get tonnes of free publicity. It’s all well calculated:

    “Apple’s secretive manner of releasing information about its new products was carefully devised to gain maximum publicity and gained the company millions in free publicity that it would otherwise forego. Apple employees had, for money, provided information to the bloggers, and should be exposed.”

    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070111_001476.html

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  40. According to Jobs, this is how they get tonnes of free publicity. It’s all well calculated:

    “Apple’s secretive manner of releasing information about its new products was carefully devised to gain maximum publicity and gained the company millions in free publicity that it would otherwise forego. Apple employees had, for money, provided information to the bloggers, and should be exposed.”

    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070111_001476.html

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  41. Sorry for this next comment Robert… Hey Mujibur, if you live anywhere near Virginia give me a call so I can meet you and stick my foot up your ass for the way you talk to my brother!!! You dumb ass … I have heard my bro stick up for apple so many times it makes me sick(Me IBM guy). I don’t know where all your hostility comes from but its clear you could use a good ass whoopin!!!

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  42. Sorry for this next comment Robert… Hey Mujibur, if you live anywhere near Virginia give me a call so I can meet you and stick my foot up your ass for the way you talk to my brother!!! You dumb ass … I have heard my bro stick up for apple so many times it makes me sick(Me IBM guy). I don’t know where all your hostility comes from but its clear you could use a good ass whoopin!!!

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  43. Hey Robert, I am from india. We have a saying that translates to “one with a brother isn’t even afraid of an army”

    How true in your case….

    Reg deigo’s value for money claim – i am yet to come across a person who justifies a higher priced produt using that line.

    The other common thing about fanboys is the obvious anti microsoft feeling. So the reason for fanboy-ism is not ‘passion’ or ‘search for excellence’. it’s just the anti msft hate. That’s why every discussion about apple has the fanboys trying to prove how aaple is superior to microsoft.

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  44. Hey Robert, I am from india. We have a saying that translates to “one with a brother isn’t even afraid of an army”

    How true in your case….

    Reg deigo’s value for money claim – i am yet to come across a person who justifies a higher priced produt using that line.

    The other common thing about fanboys is the obvious anti microsoft feeling. So the reason for fanboy-ism is not ‘passion’ or ‘search for excellence’. it’s just the anti msft hate. That’s why every discussion about apple has the fanboys trying to prove how aaple is superior to microsoft.

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  45. “The other common thing about fanboys is the obvious anti microsoft feeling. So the reason for fanboy-ism is not ‘passion’ or ’search for excellence’. it’s just the anti msft hate.”

    Not true. Well not for me anyway. So don’t put me in that boat. I am passionate about Apple. Plain and simple. Microsoft is very uninspiring. So for me, yes, it’s about being passionate.

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  46. “The other common thing about fanboys is the obvious anti microsoft feeling. So the reason for fanboy-ism is not ‘passion’ or ’search for excellence’. it’s just the anti msft hate.”

    Not true. Well not for me anyway. So don’t put me in that boat. I am passionate about Apple. Plain and simple. Microsoft is very uninspiring. So for me, yes, it’s about being passionate.

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  47. Yes, some commenters on this blog criticize Robert — with good reason. The man has virtually no analytical thinking skills and throws tantrums like a four-year-old child.

    BUT, the number of Scoble sycophants far outnumbers the occasionally critical, as anyone reading this thread can tell. For every Lazy, there are at least two Francines performing verbal fellatio on Robert. I find people like that much more irritating because they NEVER have anything substantive to say. The critics are at least well-informed.

    As for Roberts’ current hissy fit, it is about his ego. Not only will Steve Jobs not give him the time of day, Robert attended what turned out to be the wrong convention and even got dissed by Bill Gates while there. He had a bad week and is taking it out on Apple.

    P.S.:

    So, Ben Scoble is the family bigot, eh? Mo wonder he resides in Virginia.

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  48. Yes, some commenters on this blog criticize Robert — with good reason. The man has virtually no analytical thinking skills and throws tantrums like a four-year-old child.

    BUT, the number of Scoble sycophants far outnumbers the occasionally critical, as anyone reading this thread can tell. For every Lazy, there are at least two Francines performing verbal fellatio on Robert. I find people like that much more irritating because they NEVER have anything substantive to say. The critics are at least well-informed.

    As for Roberts’ current hissy fit, it is about his ego. Not only will Steve Jobs not give him the time of day, Robert attended what turned out to be the wrong convention and even got dissed by Bill Gates while there. He had a bad week and is taking it out on Apple.

    P.S.:

    So, Ben Scoble is the family bigot, eh? Mo wonder he resides in Virginia.

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  49. @12 How do we know what the hell he means half the time? He’s either not completely reading articles to which he links and thus missing the points (Cuban, Nick Carr) or he’s pulling facts out of his ass. So, I gave him the benefit of the doubt when he said “Z list bloggers” (he didn’t say “at least” so I won’t put words in his mouth). So, I simply asked for examples of Ballmer and Ozzie talking with…okay…how’s this….”lesser known bloggers”? Do you have examples if them engaging directly with lesser known bloggers. If we are going to hold Jobs to some type of standard, we might as well hold his peers to the same standard.

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  50. @12 How do we know what the hell he means half the time? He’s either not completely reading articles to which he links and thus missing the points (Cuban, Nick Carr) or he’s pulling facts out of his ass. So, I gave him the benefit of the doubt when he said “Z list bloggers” (he didn’t say “at least” so I won’t put words in his mouth). So, I simply asked for examples of Ballmer and Ozzie talking with…okay…how’s this….”lesser known bloggers”? Do you have examples if them engaging directly with lesser known bloggers. If we are going to hold Jobs to some type of standard, we might as well hold his peers to the same standard.

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  51. >Robert attended what turned out to be the wrong convention

    That’s funny. One had 2,700 vendors. The other had one. It’s also funny that most of the journalists who went to MacWorld flew back to CES to finish their coverage of CES. Many more words were written about CES in end analysis.

    OK, Apple had the hottest product. No doubt there. But it was only one. They didn’t have any car stereos. They didn’t have any robots. They didn’t have any home stereos. They didn’t have any plasmas. They didn’t have any new PCs. And they didn’t have the adult entertainment industry.

    I love Apple fans. They assume the world revolves around Apple and Apple alone.

    It’s a funny distortion field Steve Jobs throws on you.

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  52. >Robert attended what turned out to be the wrong convention

    That’s funny. One had 2,700 vendors. The other had one. It’s also funny that most of the journalists who went to MacWorld flew back to CES to finish their coverage of CES. Many more words were written about CES in end analysis.

    OK, Apple had the hottest product. No doubt there. But it was only one. They didn’t have any car stereos. They didn’t have any robots. They didn’t have any home stereos. They didn’t have any plasmas. They didn’t have any new PCs. And they didn’t have the adult entertainment industry.

    I love Apple fans. They assume the world revolves around Apple and Apple alone.

    It’s a funny distortion field Steve Jobs throws on you.

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  53. LayZ: Ozzie comes to O’Reilly’s conferences and hangs out with all bloggers (he also came to Dave Winer’s OPML meeting where he hung around afterward and talked with everyone). I’ve never seen Steve Jobs just hang around bloggers and/or tech geeks and talk with them.

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  54. LayZ: Ozzie comes to O’Reilly’s conferences and hangs out with all bloggers (he also came to Dave Winer’s OPML meeting where he hung around afterward and talked with everyone). I’ve never seen Steve Jobs just hang around bloggers and/or tech geeks and talk with them.

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  55. While i certainly respect your gripe about Apple not talking to bloggers, i don’t understand the bending over backward to take shots at Apple. I guy starts blogging and you turn it into an attack on Apple. Is the next post going to be:

    “Bush sends more troops to Iraq! To bad they won’t be able to use an Apple TV there to watch 1080i content, or use the iPhone because it won’t work there.”

    You certainly give the impression that give the impression that you have an axe to grind with the company and will jump at any chance to take potshots at them.

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  56. While i certainly respect your gripe about Apple not talking to bloggers, i don’t understand the bending over backward to take shots at Apple. I guy starts blogging and you turn it into an attack on Apple. Is the next post going to be:

    “Bush sends more troops to Iraq! To bad they won’t be able to use an Apple TV there to watch 1080i content, or use the iPhone because it won’t work there.”

    You certainly give the impression that give the impression that you have an axe to grind with the company and will jump at any chance to take potshots at them.

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  57. Mujibur,
    That wasn’t me that compared CES to Macworld, I seldon post here only when I think the Redmond kool-Aid is getting too deep.. and thanks for the kind words. What are you all of 12 or 13?

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  58. Mujibur,
    That wasn’t me that compared CES to Macworld, I seldon post here only when I think the Redmond kool-Aid is getting too deep.. and thanks for the kind words. What are you all of 12 or 13?

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  59. So how did a post about Steven Levy of Newsweek blogging turn into a religion war about Apple?

    Oh yeah, that’s right… barely 2 hours after saying “I can get some sleep” Robert mentions Apple in a post that has nothing to do with Apple.

    You sound a bit jealous Robert. Maybe you need to get some sleep?

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  60. So how did a post about Steven Levy of Newsweek blogging turn into a religion war about Apple?

    Oh yeah, that’s right… barely 2 hours after saying “I can get some sleep” Robert mentions Apple in a post that has nothing to do with Apple.

    You sound a bit jealous Robert. Maybe you need to get some sleep?

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  61. “The other had one.”

    One vendor at MacWorld? Get a clue, Scoble. There were 400 vendors. Not 2700 admittedly, but maybe if your could get your accuracy level above 2%, you might, big “might”, get treated like 2% of a journalist.

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  62. “The other had one.”

    One vendor at MacWorld? Get a clue, Scoble. There were 400 vendors. Not 2700 admittedly, but maybe if your could get your accuracy level above 2%, you might, big “might”, get treated like 2% of a journalist.

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  63. You hate him , love him, be a Apple fanboy, or what ever. The facts are
    For the last 10 post that Roberts has done:
    He has received a total of 615 comments (as of this comments date and time) with an average of 61.5 comments per post.
    His highest comment count was 183 and the lowest was 6.

    All ten of these post where written as of January 9, 2007

    With interaction of this magnatude, Robert is getting it done and his methods are proving productive.

    He has people nit picking over verbage and stimulated read conversation.

    No wonder he is in the top 100

    Guy

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  64. You hate him , love him, be a Apple fanboy, or what ever. The facts are
    For the last 10 post that Roberts has done:
    He has received a total of 615 comments (as of this comments date and time) with an average of 61.5 comments per post.
    His highest comment count was 183 and the lowest was 6.

    All ten of these post where written as of January 9, 2007

    With interaction of this magnatude, Robert is getting it done and his methods are proving productive.

    He has people nit picking over verbage and stimulated read conversation.

    No wonder he is in the top 100

    Guy

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  65. @31 – Diego, I’m sorry. You are not even eligible to get an enrollment application to ‘The Club’. You don’t call names, you dont get in to a fit of rage every time Steve Jobs or Apple is mentioned in a not so positive light.;-)

    @32 – It’s not about criticizm. It’s about personal attacks and namecalling.

    @33 – I strongly think you understand what Robert means. And mostly i agree with what you have to say. But certainly not this time. The ‘Z list’ issue came in when he answered to someone who claimed he was showing “A list mentality”.

    @40 – “There were 400 vendors”
    Really. You’ve got me there. I didnt find a mention of any of the 399 other vendors in Techmeme. Those vendors should really think if it’s worth going to a expo where they don’t even get covered. (But what do i know, they probably were listed like how they list actor names at the end of movies-

    Waiter #1 – John Doe
    Waiter #2 – Jane Doe
    CO-Passenger #1 – …)

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  66. @31 – Diego, I’m sorry. You are not even eligible to get an enrollment application to ‘The Club’. You don’t call names, you dont get in to a fit of rage every time Steve Jobs or Apple is mentioned in a not so positive light.;-)

    @32 – It’s not about criticizm. It’s about personal attacks and namecalling.

    @33 – I strongly think you understand what Robert means. And mostly i agree with what you have to say. But certainly not this time. The ‘Z list’ issue came in when he answered to someone who claimed he was showing “A list mentality”.

    @40 – “There were 400 vendors”
    Really. You’ve got me there. I didnt find a mention of any of the 399 other vendors in Techmeme. Those vendors should really think if it’s worth going to a expo where they don’t even get covered. (But what do i know, they probably were listed like how they list actor names at the end of movies-

    Waiter #1 – John Doe
    Waiter #2 – Jane Doe
    CO-Passenger #1 – …)

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  67. ““There were 400 vendors”
    Really. You’ve got me there. I didnt find a mention of any of the 399 other vendors in Techmeme.”

    Really, dude, thats lame.

    The Mac press is all over the macworld announcements, the floor was packed around all the booths, vendors demoing, selling, it was a blast.

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  68. ““There were 400 vendors”
    Really. You’ve got me there. I didnt find a mention of any of the 399 other vendors in Techmeme.”

    Really, dude, thats lame.

    The Mac press is all over the macworld announcements, the floor was packed around all the booths, vendors demoing, selling, it was a blast.

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  69. @44 – “Really, dude, thats lame.”
    Hey i didnt go to MacWorld/CES. Techmeme is my exclusive window to the tech world. Lame? may be, i don’t have an option though.

    Besides, my point still stands. I didnt find any mention of the vendors from Mac world in techmeme. Did you? ( i didn’t say there weren’t any vendors in mac world)

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  70. @44 – “Really, dude, thats lame.”
    Hey i didnt go to MacWorld/CES. Techmeme is my exclusive window to the tech world. Lame? may be, i don’t have an option though.

    Besides, my point still stands. I didnt find any mention of the vendors from Mac world in techmeme. Did you? ( i didn’t say there weren’t any vendors in mac world)

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  71. “Techmeme is my exclusive window to the tech world. Lame? may be, i don’t have an option though.”

    Why is techmeme your exclusive window? Why do you have no option?

    Yes, you are lame.

    In fact, Scoble should have been all over two of the vendors at MacWorld: he finally got his mythical MacTablet.

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  72. “Techmeme is my exclusive window to the tech world. Lame? may be, i don’t have an option though.”

    Why is techmeme your exclusive window? Why do you have no option?

    Yes, you are lame.

    In fact, Scoble should have been all over two of the vendors at MacWorld: he finally got his mythical MacTablet.

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  73. I don’t even want to waste my time typing them all, but a few would be: google news, nyt, engadget, gizmodo, cnet news, arstechnica, neowin, activewin, macdailynews, appleinsider, tuaw, macrumors, computerwould, pcmag, wired, valleywag, techmeme, gigaom, crunchgear, slashdot, the register, win info, microsoft watch…

    but that’s a short list.

    Conversely, why is an exclusive window a good thing? Do you think anyone is impressed with that narrow-minded and absurd view? I can’t imagine anyone is.

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  74. I don’t even want to waste my time typing them all, but a few would be: google news, nyt, engadget, gizmodo, cnet news, arstechnica, neowin, activewin, macdailynews, appleinsider, tuaw, macrumors, computerwould, pcmag, wired, valleywag, techmeme, gigaom, crunchgear, slashdot, the register, win info, microsoft watch…

    but that’s a short list.

    Conversely, why is an exclusive window a good thing? Do you think anyone is impressed with that narrow-minded and absurd view? I can’t imagine anyone is.

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  75. huh…Whats with the schooling?

    You aware that techmeme doesn’t have any ‘own artciles’ and just links to the hot topics from other sites? All – as in *ALL* – the sites you have mentioned get linked by techmeme. When i say techmeme i thought it was obvious that i was refering to the websites whose artciles appear on techmeme.

    I was really hoping a more meaningful answer from you :-(.

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  76. huh…Whats with the schooling?

    You aware that techmeme doesn’t have any ‘own artciles’ and just links to the hot topics from other sites? All – as in *ALL* – the sites you have mentioned get linked by techmeme. When i say techmeme i thought it was obvious that i was refering to the websites whose artciles appear on techmeme.

    I was really hoping a more meaningful answer from you :-(.

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  77. “Whats with the schooling?”

    Umm, you’re an idiot. How’s that for meaningful. Thousand upon thousands of articles never appear on TechMeme on a daily basis. All, as in all, tech articles are not on techmeme.

    I’m really waiting on your meaningful answer as to why it’s so brilliant to sit and look at one site and one site only. Clearly you missed tons of MacWorld coverage and somehow this is my fault because your web browser and internet connection only allow you to visit one site.

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  78. “Whats with the schooling?”

    Umm, you’re an idiot. How’s that for meaningful. Thousand upon thousands of articles never appear on TechMeme on a daily basis. All, as in all, tech articles are not on techmeme.

    I’m really waiting on your meaningful answer as to why it’s so brilliant to sit and look at one site and one site only. Clearly you missed tons of MacWorld coverage and somehow this is my fault because your web browser and internet connection only allow you to visit one site.

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  79. “Clearly you missed tons of MacWorld coverage and somehow this is my fault”
    How did you deduce this? if you are going to make up something why not do something more fancy and interesting.

    “All, as in all, tech articles are not on techmeme.”
    Again, not something i said. I said all the sites you mention get linked.

    I would love to go all across the web and read ALL articles. But i have this thing called job that i have to take care sometimes. So the easier i can get to information the better it is for me.

    All things aside, my original point was about no meaningful coverage on the vendors on techmeme which is still valid. So counter that.

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  80. “Clearly you missed tons of MacWorld coverage and somehow this is my fault”
    How did you deduce this? if you are going to make up something why not do something more fancy and interesting.

    “All, as in all, tech articles are not on techmeme.”
    Again, not something i said. I said all the sites you mention get linked.

    I would love to go all across the web and read ALL articles. But i have this thing called job that i have to take care sometimes. So the easier i can get to information the better it is for me.

    All things aside, my original point was about no meaningful coverage on the vendors on techmeme which is still valid. So counter that.

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  81. wow, talk about a meaningless point you’re trying to hammer.

    Any sentient being wanting to know what was up w/ macworld SF 2007 would use the internet’s vast resources.
    But you know this and are being a pedantic lil lamo.

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  82. wow, talk about a meaningless point you’re trying to hammer.

    Any sentient being wanting to know what was up w/ macworld SF 2007 would use the internet’s vast resources.
    But you know this and are being a pedantic lil lamo.

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  83. “All things aside, my original point was about no meaningful coverage on the vendors on techmeme which is still valid. So counter that.”

    TechMeme is a wankfest. Counter that.

    And, again, why do you have no other option but to use it as your exclusive source, but you can type away on Scobleizer being a pissant? Answer that.

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  84. “All things aside, my original point was about no meaningful coverage on the vendors on techmeme which is still valid. So counter that.”

    TechMeme is a wankfest. Counter that.

    And, again, why do you have no other option but to use it as your exclusive source, but you can type away on Scobleizer being a pissant? Answer that.

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  85. hmm…ok. stevek, that’s so far away from what i was trying to say. But i am not explaining anything more. Even Steve Jobs can’t take on 2 fanboys at the same time.

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  86. hmm…ok. stevek, that’s so far away from what i was trying to say. But i am not explaining anything more. Even Steve Jobs can’t take on 2 fanboys at the same time.

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  87. Hey Robert…. I’m amazed your able to control yourself when responding to verbal diarrhea from idiots like Mujibur.

    I like Ben’s approach.

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  88. Hey Robert…. I’m amazed your able to control yourself when responding to verbal diarrhea from idiots like Mujibur.

    I like Ben’s approach.

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  89. “It’s also funny that most of the journalists who went to MacWorld flew back to CES to finish their coverage of CES.”

    What is even funnier is that for all the vendors at CES, journalists still found MacWorld more worthy of coverage.
    CNN has two articles:

    “The Best of CES” 944 words 156 of were about the iPhone.

    “Apple answers the call with iPhone, TV box” 954 words 0 about anything at CES.

    So, by your count a one vendor show out did a 2700 vendor show when it came to interest shown by the press. I guess they just don’t get excited by car stereos.

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  90. “It’s also funny that most of the journalists who went to MacWorld flew back to CES to finish their coverage of CES.”

    What is even funnier is that for all the vendors at CES, journalists still found MacWorld more worthy of coverage.
    CNN has two articles:

    “The Best of CES” 944 words 156 of were about the iPhone.

    “Apple answers the call with iPhone, TV box” 954 words 0 about anything at CES.

    So, by your count a one vendor show out did a 2700 vendor show when it came to interest shown by the press. I guess they just don’t get excited by car stereos.

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  91. “OK, Apple had the hottest product. No doubt there. But it was only one. They didn’t have any car stereos. They didn’t have any robots. They didn’t have any home stereos. They didn’t have any plasmas. They didn’t have any new PCs. And they didn’t have the adult entertainment industry.”

    That is an inane comment, Robert. Apple Inc. draws about a fifth as many vendors as CES despite being just one company. The iPod accessory market alone has thousands of products. Furthermore, if you had any news sense whatsoever you would have flown to Macworld for the keynote, perhaps that whole day. How is Podtech going to obtain respect if it misses the biggest tech story of the week, perhaps month?

    Blogger, you are embarrassing yourself. The seriously tech savvy do not rely on one source for information. You’ve unwittingly established that you are a poseur. At the very least, you should be reading tech coverage in the NYT, WaPo and at C/NET.

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  92. “OK, Apple had the hottest product. No doubt there. But it was only one. They didn’t have any car stereos. They didn’t have any robots. They didn’t have any home stereos. They didn’t have any plasmas. They didn’t have any new PCs. And they didn’t have the adult entertainment industry.”

    That is an inane comment, Robert. Apple Inc. draws about a fifth as many vendors as CES despite being just one company. The iPod accessory market alone has thousands of products. Furthermore, if you had any news sense whatsoever you would have flown to Macworld for the keynote, perhaps that whole day. How is Podtech going to obtain respect if it misses the biggest tech story of the week, perhaps month?

    Blogger, you are embarrassing yourself. The seriously tech savvy do not rely on one source for information. You’ve unwittingly established that you are a poseur. At the very least, you should be reading tech coverage in the NYT, WaPo and at C/NET.

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  93. “At the very least, you should be reading tech coverage in the NYT, WaPo at C/NET.”

    Assuming i don’t read any of these, why don’t you take some of my comments and show how the lack of my technical knowledge led to my own embarassment

    Besides,these sites you mention are available trhough techmeme also. So when i ssy techmeme it implies the sites that techmeme link to( This isn’t the first time i have said this in comments).

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  94. “At the very least, you should be reading tech coverage in the NYT, WaPo at C/NET.”

    Assuming i don’t read any of these, why don’t you take some of my comments and show how the lack of my technical knowledge led to my own embarassment

    Besides,these sites you mention are available trhough techmeme also. So when i ssy techmeme it implies the sites that techmeme link to( This isn’t the first time i have said this in comments).

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