Tech news replaced by punditry

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:09 AM | comments: 0

There was a time when I really enjoyed reading tech news, because it was actually news about what was going on in the industry. The typical outlets still do this, but it's mixed with a lot of bullshit these days that isn't even analysis. It's just conjecture and opinions. Example headlines:

  • Will the iPad kill the big screen TV?
  • 4 Azure milestones Microsoft must hit - and soon
  • Windows 8 tablets: Too late or is there still time?

You get the idea.

I'm OK with pundits doing their thing. We talk about shit we're not qualified to talk about on the CoasterBuzz Podcast all of the time. But we also offer the disclaimer that we're full of crap. We don't run amusement parks or build roller coasters. These people think they're real industry folks with all of the answers, and it's annoying.


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